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Old 09-19-07, 09:38 PM
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96 oldsmoble cutlass ceria Sl V6 model.

I recently noticed that there are stains in the driveway underneath the car. The appear dark in color and are stains so its not coolant. could it be leaking oil. It wasn't doing it before. car as over 175,000 miles on it.
 
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Old 09-20-07, 05:00 AM
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Engine oil or tranny fluid. At 175,000 it wouldn't be surprising for some of the seals to start showing some seepage.
 
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If it has the 3.1L engine, there is a good chance the intake gaskets are leaking.
 
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Old 09-20-07, 09:11 PM
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I'd say tranny or oil. Best thing to do if not sure..put a piece of cardboard under engine one night and check it the next morning to give you a better idea of where the leak is coming from. I used to work at a big automotive parts chain store and would always tell my customers, "start small, work big."
 
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if it is a 3.1 or 3.4 would be my guess also intake gasket or the oil pump drive leaking
 
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i say its oil cause checked the transmisson its above the hot mark for full so thats not it oil was right at the mark so I added some 5w-30 like the oil cap said brought it back up
 
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