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Not uncommon to have leak w/ syn oil... (more) (archive)

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Posted by LarryChew on August 30, 2001 at 21:03:22:

In Reply to: Disturbing find! posted by Chris Rose on August 29, 2001 at 22:26:06:

I had a small leak after changing to a synthetic oil. Apparently this is common due to the viscosity / penetration (?) properties of the oil.

The engine developed a leaky valve cover gasket and I don't know if it's related. Needed to change out the gasket. Quite important because if the oil gets into the coils / plug area it can cause some big problems. You might want to take a look there just in case.

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