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It been sitting for 2 years in only been starting it for two month one a week and I noticed the oil leaking after I shout it off but I don't know we're it come from
JA: An oil leak can be frustrating and tough to diagnose. Fortunately, the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with them. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: I wander did I put two much oil in it before I started by cranking it up that why it's leak and I wander should I change the oil and what grade oil should I use
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Customer: Yes I have some mech back ground I went school for it I just never pursue it after I finish
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Customer: I just clean for around the oil pan and filter so I can pin point the leak
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Customer: Is have a slow start when I crank feel like my battery die down and the battery nee
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Pete replied 6 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

I have seen the engine oil pan leak,rear crank seal and the oil pressure sensor leak like this here.If you have not checked to see if any of these are an issue here this needs done.Unplug the oil pressure sensor and see if oil runs out.If it does then the sensor needs replaced.

Check the engine oil level and make sure it isnt over full.If it is then I would drain it down to the proper level.If it is o.k. most of these use 05-30 engine oil.

You would then want to clean off the engine oil leak area and run the engine and re check to see if you can pinpoint the source of the leak.Once this is done then the leak found will need repaired.In some cases you may have to add oil tracer dye to the engine oil then run it for a few minutes and use a black light/oil leak light to locate the leak for repair.

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Thanks Pete

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