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Ok.. So then lets just continue here.
Where you see the oil leak. Is it dripping on to the exhaust manifold? What part of the exhaust is it leaking on?
Right side meaning the side of the engine closest to the radiator, or the fire wall. I am only asking cause everyone has their own way of describing right and left.
Did you have this same leak before you did valve cover gaskets?
Towards the front of the engine, middle? Back?
If its by the timing cover area, that would be the front of the engine. Which if the valve cover has been replaced, it is very likely a timing cover oil leak.
The best way to isolate this type of leak if you can't fully verify it is to get engine oil dye. You would need a black light and yellow glasses, but you would be able to pin point the oil leak much better.
You can get this dye at a auto parts store as well as the black light and glasses. I would make sure you get the Black light and glasses before you add the dye to the engine.
It sounds like a timing cover issue, but adding the dye would help verify and help you trace where the leak is coming from exactly.
Do you have any more questions on this?
yeah it can be tricky. You can always take the drive belt off and run the engine with out the belt to try to see the leak also if it comes out that fast.
If the tensioner makes noise when starting, you would need to go in there any way.
When I do these timing covers, the lower oil pan is removed, and the passenger side engine mount. Then the engine is jacked up to give you room to get all the bolts.
I am limited to one topic per question. But as far as the ride goes, it all depends on the size rims and tires. That is what really affects the ride. The bigger the rim, the lower the profile tire which can give you a harder right. The smaller the rim with the bigger side wall, the better ride you will have
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