Serious oil leak


Old 12-11-10, 10:27 AM
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Unhappy Serious oil leak

Hey guys I got a 2001 Altima with the 2.4L 4cylinder engine. Recently i heard a small rattle coming from the area around the timing chain but a few days ago the rattle got louder and my car began loosing oil. The oil leak is so bad that if you add a quart it drains right out. I cant quite tell where its coming from and i have read that the rattle i'm hearing could be the timing chain guide. Any one ever had or heard of this problem?
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Old 12-11-10, 01:01 PM
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If your car has an oil cooler, it might be the seal for it. Had a car that used 9 quarts of oil to go 20 miles because of that seal being bad. Good luck with it.
Old 12-11-10, 01:12 PM
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If you are hearing a loud rattle and oil is draining out...STOP driving the car. Unless you are prepared for a major bill, better to maybe pay a few hundred now and have a car that could go another 60K.

You could have worn a hole in a cover or something worse.
Old 12-11-10, 02:20 PM
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Thanks guys, it's parked now until i get a chance to get under it.

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