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Oil leak after Auto-RX #1083089
02/10/08 01:14 PM
02/10/08 01:14 PM
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I'm in the rinse phase of my Auto-RX treatment and there is an oil leak now. I'm losing about half a quart in 4 weeks. Should I do another Auto-RX treatment or just wait it out another 3000 miles? My car is a 98 Toyota Camry with 150,000 miles. Any suggestions?

Last edited by chan; 02/10/08 01:14 PM.
Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: chan] #1083096
02/10/08 01:28 PM
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Wow Chan. You have been a member here since December 2006, and this is your very first post. You really weigh your words carefully don't you?

When you say leaking, do you mean you have a spot on your garage floor now or something?


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Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: Oilgal] #1083136
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lol, I'm just a shy guy I guess

But yeah theres a spot on my garage floor now.

Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: chan] #1083156
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The Auto Rx has cleaned both sides of your seals, and the conventional oil will recondition them. Finish the rinse cycle, and if the leak is still present do another treatment


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Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: PW01] #1083164
02/10/08 03:21 PM
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Where is it leaking from? Sure won't hurt to do another treatment and see if it goes away. If not, time for a repair...

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Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: kd5byb] #1083167
02/10/08 03:24 PM
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Chan are you trying to stop a seal leak ? Please advise.

Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: kd5byb] #1083168
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I'm not quite sure where the leak is coming from. How long should I wait after the cleaning phase to start another treatment?

Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: Frank] #1083171
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 Originally Posted By: Frank
Chan are you trying to stop a seal leak ? Please advise.


I bought the car a couple months ago and had a bottle of Auto-RX sitting in my garage, so I decided to give it a treatment. The car wasn't leaking oil until after the cleaning phase of Auto-RX.

Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: chan] #1083216
02/10/08 04:44 PM
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Chan have someone check and indentify where the leak is coming from.

A seal leak calls for a differen,t application. Ae you using synthetic oil?

It could be as simple as a crud buildup (acting as a seal of sorts) that Auto-Rx cleaned. Any way feel sure we can stop leak once we know it,s origin.

Last edited by Frank; 02/10/08 04:45 PM.
Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: Frank] #1083521
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Chan where are you in rinse phase and are you usung dino?

Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: sprintman] #1083534
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I'm thinking its some sort of crud buildup that was sealing the leak, I'm not the greatest at identifying origins of leaks, but the car has been using dino as far as I know (Chevron Supreme). I am nearing the end of the rinse phase, about 200 miles left until I change the oil.

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Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: chan] #1083536
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Hang in there Chan. You are in good hands.


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Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: Oilgal] #1088095
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So I'm just about due for an oil change and am wondering if I should switch to 10w-40 for this interval to see if it seals anything up. Should I do this or just stick with good ol regular 5w-30.

Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: chan] #1088137
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Chan, have you checked your PCV, it might be a good idea to change this, on my Dad's old car he called me 1 day to tell me his car was really down on oil, like almost 2 quarts, checked his PCV and it was totally clogged, now no more issues, when I did Auto-Rx I had the same thing with oil leaking, posted to Frank, he recommended changing the PCV and now no more leaks. Yes I did change my Dad's PCV, I would not bother cleaning the PCV just replace it and see what happens.

Re: Oil leak after Auto-RX [Re: c3po] #1088158
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 Originally Posted By: c3po
Chan, have you checked your PCV, it might be a good idea to change this, on my Dad's old car he called me 1 day to tell me his car was really down on oil, like almost 2 quarts, checked his PCV and it was totally clogged, now no more issues, when I did Auto-Rx I had the same thing with oil leaking, posted to Frank, he recommended changing the PCV and now no more leaks. Yes I did change my Dad's PCV, I would not bother cleaning the PCV just replace it and see what happens.


I have no idea on how to replace the PCV valve or hose, is it an expensive job to get done?

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