Extreme Oil Leak


homeskillet43
05-18-2008, 05:17 AM
I have a 1994 Ford Probe with the 2.5 liter engine. I recently changed the valve cover gaskets, front and rear and I seemed to have a oil leak worse than changing the gaskets. I checked the gaskets and they are not leaking. Is there any other places that I can check for a possible oil leaks? The leak is so extreme I have to put at least a quart of oil every two weeks. So any advance would be appreciated, thank you in advance.

mkn2
05-20-2008, 08:22 PM
Check the oil pressure sending unit at the back of the block above the oil filter for the leakage.

homeskillet43
05-20-2008, 10:07 PM
this is coming from the front of the engine. you would think it is the valve cover gaskets, but they are not wet.

Davescort97
05-21-2008, 11:10 PM
Take it to a car wash and clean the engine after covering the alternator and the ignition module. A leak can't be readily found until you do this. If the leak is in the front of the engine the air stream through the radiator will make it go all over. After cleaning the engine it will be fairly easy to see where the leak is coming from.

homeskillet43
05-22-2008, 05:45 AM
I like that idea I will try that this weekend. I never thought of cleaing the entire engine before looking for leaks.

haddixracing
07-07-2008, 06:31 PM
Check the oil pressure sending unit at the back of the block above the oil filter for the leakage.

The oil sending unit and filter on a 2.5L V6 is on the front of the engine on the passenger side. Its just a little below the front exhaust manifold and above the A/C compressor.

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