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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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oil leak

I have a 1979 Bronco with the 400 engine. I have a oil leak that I think is coming from the oil pan gasket, but it's hard to tell since oil is everywhere. Is there a possibility of oil coming from the timing cover hole where the crankshaft comes through? How safe is it to put dye into the oil to try and find the leak?
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Re: oil leak

Dye is safe if you don't use too much. But once you start the engine you get two pairs of eyes on it if it's as filthy as you say.

If you replace the V/C gaskets first, then wash the schitt off the motor THEN try the dye, you'll get better results.
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