Bank 2 oil leak, partial head gasket failure maybe?



  • Ive got a minor oil leak coming from the rear of bank two.

    If I stand on the O/S/F of the car looking down that corner of the engine, I can see it dripping out while running.

    I thought it was the rocker cover but I've done that twice over now and its got plenty of 574 sealant on the gasket (top and bottom)

    What are the other popular spots on the rear of the engine for it to leak out from?

    Can this be a partial head gasket failure?



  • did you make sure you torqued your valve covers exactly to spec? they will leak if there too tight or loose. They will also leak if the sealant is not in the spots the manual tells you to put it, it doesnt matter if you put it all the way around only the transition points…....it may be the head gasket but its pretty rare it would drip like that



  • Thing is, what is too tight and too lose? :mrgreen:

    It can happen, I saw a Pinto engine only drop oil quiet badly after blowing a head gasket.



  • @6aec0e2587=Cipher-032:

    Thing is, what is too tight and too lose? :mrgreen:

    It can happen, I saw a Pinto engine only drop oil quiet badly after blowing a head gasket.

    You can do it by feel rather easily.

    torque is linear, so 60 inch lbs is 5 lbs on a foot, and you have a better muscle-wise guesstimate on 5 lbs than 60.

    Range in in-lbs from the manual is 43-78, which translates to 3.58-6.5 lbs on a foot… if you can't feel that, then idk, you need to handle more groceries! lol.


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