severe oil leak

Asked by Jun 11, 2014 at 06:09 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1997 Pontiac Sunfire pushing oil out of somewhere. Is there a common problem with them, possibly a bad head gasket?

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Anytime an engine is suddenly blowing oil out a seal or gasket, check the PCV system. Clogged oil passages will also build pressure in the galleys and lead to gasket failure. To check the head gasket, read this: http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/gm/2.2L/blown-head-gasket-test-1

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