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Motor Oil on top of trany


insomica
05-27-2004, 05:58 PM
My Tracker is losing oil. Ever so often I have to add a quart of oil. There is a build up of oil on top of the trany right behind where you add oil to the engine. It looks wet too. What could be causing this? How much would it cost to fix?

Also what brand of high mileage oil should I use? What brand do you use?

1995 geo tracker
05-27-2004, 06:29 PM
it is either the valve cover gasket or the distributor gasket , i used castrol 20w-50 on my tracker it had 170k on it

insomica
05-27-2004, 09:36 PM
Is 10w-30 okay? or should i switch to 20w-50. If so how come the thicker oil is better?

My tracker has 110k

1995 geo tracker
05-28-2004, 05:49 PM
10w30 is fine i used 20w50 because i had a couple of oil leaks and the thicker oil slows the leaks a little bit and plus my engine burned oil to

crawfora
10-16-2004, 09:40 PM
Supposedly the distributor gasket is notorious for leaking.

insomica
10-23-2004, 06:41 PM
how much does this cost to replace? parts and labor

crawfora
10-24-2004, 10:17 PM
how much does this cost to replace? parts and labor

Hi

I've no idea. However i've had a lot of work done by the local high school auto mechanics class; they only charge for parts and a little for materials. Good luck.

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