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 Post subject: Top Pan oil leak
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Hey guys,

Just took the car out of storage and when I got home I opened the hood, it seems that the top pan is leaking around the front and it was not last year.

I did not see any cracks in the engine just some drippings around the front of the pan.

Is it possible the gasket got warped/cracked in storage?

And am I able to just haul the head right off and replace the gasket?

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 Post subject: Re: Top Pan oil leak
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:08 pm 
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Are you talking about the oil pan or valve cover? Or do you mean the head gasket?

And yes gaskets do dry out and crack at times when just sitting.

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 Post subject: Re: Top Pan oil leak
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Yes the valve cover sorry.

Going to do a compression test tomorrow and see if there is internal leakage.

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