Engine oil leak in '96 Corolla( 100K miles )

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Old 28 Feb 2004, 11:39 pm   #1 (permalink)
Souvik
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Default Engine oil leak in '96 Corolla( 100K miles )

I went to get a regular oil change for my Toyota Corolla( '96, 100K )
and the mechanic told me that there was no oil in the engine because
of a gasket leak. Surprisingly, I have no problems in driving the car.
I wanted to know if gasket leak is a recurring problem or it can be
fixed permanently. Also, how much I can expect to spend for the
repair.

Thanks a lot for your help!
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Old 29 Feb 2004, 09:19 am   #2 (permalink)
Jason James
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"Souvik" <souvik_choudhury@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I went to get a regular oil change for my Toyota Corolla( '96, 100K )
> and the mechanic told me that there was no oil in the engine because
> of a gasket leak. Surprisingly, I have no problems in driving the car.
> I wanted to know if gasket leak is a recurring problem or it can be
> fixed permanently. Also, how much I can expect to spend for the
> repair.
>
> Thanks a lot for your help!



For your car to leak all the oil out would mean you'd have a massive amount
of wetness where the oil was exiting, unless it occured over a long-long
time.
When did you last have the oil changed in terms of miles/kilometers?

Jason


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Old 03 Mar 2004, 03:04 pm   #3 (permalink)
Souvik
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Default Re: Engine oil leak in '96 Corolla( 100K miles )

Thanks everyone for your help. I went to two mechanics - first told me
that they have to dis-assemople the engine and will cost > $600. The
second one fixed it for $150 saying one of the linings on the top was
loose. The car is running fine now. No appreciable oil loss in last
two days.
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