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My Cadillac is leaking oil I was told it was the valve cover…

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My Cadillac is leaking...

My Cadillac is leaking oil I was told it was the valve cover gasket’s and those were replaced today but after getting an oil change I noticed that the oriole is still leaking

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses?

The valve cover gasket’s were replaced today

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?

Who thousand nine Cadillac STS V8 Northstar

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your STS?

2008

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your STS yourself? What have you tried so far?

2009

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No I had a mechanic fix the valve cover gasket’s

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cadillac
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Cadillac Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 6 months ago
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sounds like another leak...or the mechanic did not fix or diagnose correct have you taken it back yet?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No I haven’t taken it back he’s a mobile mechanic that came and said he was coming back tomorrow but he hasn’t responded to a time so I’m assuming he’s not
Cadillac Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 6 months ago

these motors are notorious for motor oiul leaks most are lower in the engine which require engine removal... i would have the engine degreased and a leak dye run thru the system to have it properly checked

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