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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-08, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Escort leaking Oil

I have a 1999 Ford Escort ZX2. It is leaking Motor oil. The oil that is leaking seems to come from a location at the bottom portion of the engine. I am curious to know if anyone else has had a similar problem and what was the cause of the problem.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-08, 07:08 PM
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Re: Escort leaking Oil

Could be the oil pan gasket, How big is the leak? Rear Main Seal?
Best way to fix it would be first is to use a UV light( they sell a kit at most autostores with a dye and UV light. With the UV you can trace the leak

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-06-08, 07:10 PM
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Re: Escort leaking Oil

I'll second the oil pan gasket as the source of the leak. Had the oil pan gasket go on my '99 taurus a couple years back.

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Re: Escort leaking Oil

The ZX2 has a bad habbit of the pan gasket leaking. I raced those for 2 years and its hard to get one to seal even when wee had the engines out building them
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