Engine oil leaks in the car have been a problem for a long time, but you might not know that there are three main causes of engine oil leaks. In this article, we'll be talking about the different types of engine oil leaks and what you can do to fix them.
What is an Engine Oil Leak?
An engine oil leak refers to the release of oil from an engine area. This typically occurs due to wear and tear of parts, but they can also be caused by a faulty seal or gasket. A leak is common in older cars because seals have deteriorated with age, but it's also possible for newer cars to have leaks.
What Causes An Engine Oil Leak?
Engine oil leaks can happen for a number of reasons. The most common cause is a worn out gasket that is no longer able to keep the engine and oil pan properly sealed. Another reason is a cracked or broken crankshaft seal. If this seal fails, it will cause oil to leak from the crankcase to the outside of the engine through the cylinder head.
How To Fix Engine Oil Leaks
Engine oil leaks are often the result of faulty gaskets, seals, or timing belts. To get rid of your engine oil leak, you need to diagnose which part is causing it. Once you have zeroed in on the problem area, you should replace it with a new one.
Common Signs of an Engine Oil Leak
If you see oil spots or globs of oil on the ground, you are probably looking at an engine oil leak. The engine is near the bottom of your car so this is why oil leaks are so common there. Oil leaks near the exhaust system may indicate a serious issue with your engine. If you see signs of an engine oil leak, please bring your vehicle in to have it checked by our experts.
A number of factors can be the cause of engine oil leaks. It is important to note that while some leaks can be fixed on your own, others may require the help of a professional.
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