i have an oil leak. thats gotten out of hand, and im not to sure where/what it is. just lookin for some shots in the dark

Asked by May 03, 2012 at 02:32 AM about the 1987 Dodge Omni

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

well the car just hit 100k M a few weeks back and have had 3  problems. 1st being a rear freeze plug went out.
2nd i had an engine fire do to a faulty rubber fuelfilter return line.  and now im blowing oil out the Rear right side
of the engine. i cant really tell where its seeping out of. at 1st i thought it to be the valve cover. do to some ones
JerryRig on the bolts holding it tight. some one screwed bolts into it and used the nut bolt combo on it. "(i thinks
they may have striped the original bolts ) but i slapped a new gasket in it anyways and snugged them
down,without a fix. any tips or thoughts?  Thank you ahead of time if you need any more info or pictures ill gladly
upload some just a lil dark atm

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there is a bolt that holds on the cooling coolant tubes that go to the thermostat on the right side aka Drivers side, this bolt actually plugs the block also and will actual leak oil if no tight. Oh and are you sure the camshaft end plug on the head is good? common problem with all 2.2L and 2.5L.

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