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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 4:37 PM Thread Starter
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Engine oil leak detector any good, is it easy to use.

I have had a minor engine oil leak every since the engine was gone though in 2006 and reinstalled. I put in a new rear seal and one piece rubber oil pan gasket. I think the leak is in one of those two areas or maybe at the rear of the passenger side valve cover. I was wondering it this product is user friendly and worthwhile and if anyone has had success using it?



I thought the rear seal was the issue; but I pulled the starter part way out the other day and removed the inspection cover bolts. The starter had oil on the bottom of it and the area of the block where the starter is bolted to the block was wet. If the rear seal was leaking where would the oil show up? If rear seal is leaking would oil show up where the starter bolts to the block? Oil appear to also run down inside of the passenger side inspection cover too the bottom where it would drip down to the floor sometime or when driving wind would carry the oil back to the bottom of the transmission case and sometime on the the leading edge of the transmission cross-member.

I guess I would like to determine if I have 1, 2 or 3 oil leaks before deciding if I should pull the engine. I was wondering if I should try to tighten the oil pan cover bolts more? I thought I read they were only suppose to be 15 ft lb. But this is a one piece rubber gasket? Just looking for discussion at this point; But I am getting tired of going under the car and wiping up the started and transmission case, etc. Thanks


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Re: Engine oil leak detector any good, is it easy to use.

I use a similar product to trace difficult leaks at work- It provides a better view of where it is coming from. Ours comes from local Napa, yours probably has it as well. Requires a blacklight to see it. I hate leaks.

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I use a similar product to trace difficult leaks at work- It provides a better view of where it is coming from. Ours comes from local Napa, yours probably has it as well. Requires a blacklight to see it. I hate leaks.

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Re: Engine oil leak detector any good, is it easy to use.

I got a kit from Orileys that has a flashlight & a bottle of the dye, worked good to find a P/S leak in my 67 Malibu & an engine oil leak in our 05 STS.
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I got a kit from Orileys that has a flashlight & a bottle of the dye, worked good to find a P/S leak in my 67 Malibu & an engine oil leak in our 05 STS.
I found this; but no dye included https://www.walmart.com/ip/A-C-Pro-U...54cdaa60f85cbc


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