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I just went outside to clean my car off and drive it to see how fun rwds can be in the snow...
Well, lol, i got stuck in my drive way so i went into my garage to get some weights to put in my truck, and as i got to the area where i parked i noticed a larger puddle of oil than usual. I recently helped my leak slow down with an oil additive but it seems like the leak is completely back again... As i headed back up to my car with the weights i was to put in my truck, i noticed drops of oil in the snow every foot leading up to my car
I thought that oil would be thicker when cold, thus leaking less... Could the cold have messed up a gasket, causing the leak to get worse?
I got on the ground and really looked around today... And after about 15minutes i concluded that the oil is leaking from above the oil pan... I cant tell if it is abive the oilpant gasket though... What's above the oil pant that would leak oil?
AND It only leaks a large amount when running. It's been over a day since i drove it and i filled it with oil that day and when i checked it bfore i drove today, it was full... When i came home today i checked the oil after driving 30ish miles and you could tell by the mark on the dipstick that the oil level has gone down.
So, I'm trying to diagnose this. What is above the oil pan that would leak mostly when the engine is running...
If the oil pan gasket needed replaced, would oil leak out of it more when the car if running?
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