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Old 08 Mar 2011, 02:57 pm
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Question Leaking Oil/ head Gasket?

I recently brought my 2002 PT(57000 miles) to Jensen Tire (never agian will I bring it there, long story) and got an oil change. 2 weeks later it started leaking oil. I though it was just that the mechanic over torqued the oil cap or something. So I let it go until the next oil change was due. Brought it back to Jensen for the oil change and told them about the oil leak. They then said it was the head gasket and quoted me an outrageous $1800 minimum for the head gasket. I then thought of getting a new car (I really don't want to) But I decided to get a few other opinions on the head gasket option. I called a local mechanic and was talking to him and he said that a blown head gasket on a PT is not very common. I have never had it overheat on me or anything but I have only had the car a year. Anybody ever heard of this happening and having a misdiagnosis??
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 03:33 pm
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Default Re: Leaking Oil/ head Gasket?

well first id go to a diffrent place and never darkedn that door again

first if a head gasket was leaking that much oil well im not sure it could even run now if it were leaking into the coolent maybe but probaly not

Id say it is either a sending unit went bad or a valvue cover gasket leaking (most likely that)

Yes the head gasket does go on a PT but usally its beacuse the fan has quit and the motor got hot 1 time to many

the oil sending unit can leak it looks like a lot but its not usally as much as it looks like

go some place with a good mechanic and a rack and have them put it up and see if they can find the leak
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 03:39 pm
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Thank you kind sir
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 04:23 pm
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Default Re: Leaking Oil/ head Gasket?

Thanks guys!! I kinda thought the same thing. I will take it to get a different place and see what they say. Thanks for your responses!!!!
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