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It's starting to piss me off. The fucking thing only has 50k miles and the differential leaks, the tranny has always leaked, and now the passenger side of the engine is leaking oil. The differential and transmission aren't much cause for concern. But the engine is irritating. I'm not going to fix it until it starts to leak so bad the dip stick actually shows a decrease in oil between the period of oil changes, which will hopefully not happen within the next 4 years and 30k miles of me owning it. I finally got the car to the point where I can autocross the hell out of it, daily drive it, and take it on trips. If all these little leaks turn into something big later on I'm gonna be even more pissed. Every time the car is on a lift I can see something dripping off of the transmission, the rear end is always moist, and the passenger side of the engine block is now wet all of the time. I can't wait to have a Mustang that I can drive the piss out of on the weekends and not put daily wear and tear on. I love my car, but fuck this is annoying.

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If there isnt a noticeable drop on the dipstick in between oil changes dont sweat the oil leak.
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If there isnt a noticeable drop on the dipstick in between oil changes dont sweat the oil leak.
unless you want to go to the track.

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If there isnt a noticeable drop on the dipstick in between oil changes dont sweat the oil leak.
Yeah that's what I keep telling myself. I've always put 6 quarts of oil in, so even with a leak it should still be fine. The thought of an oil leak is still uneasy though. It really wouldn't be a big deal unless I can start to smell it all the time, see it smoking down the road every day, or the oil level gets low.

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unless you want to go to the track.
If its just seeping that wont matter will it? ive never been to the track
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If its just seeping that wont matter will it? ive never been to the track
With how little mine is seeping I don't think it would be noticeable unless the car sat in the same spot for an hour or more... then there might be one or two drops on the ground.

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With how little mine is seeping I don't think it would be noticeable unless the car sat in the same spot for an hour or more... then there might be one or two drops on the ground.
If I were you I would hit the bottom of the engine with carb cleaner and wipe it all down. Drive it for a little while and put it back on the lift so you can really see where the oil is actually leaking from. It could be just the oil pan or something which isint as bad as maybe a valve cover gasket. The rear end is an easy fix if you just take off the cover plate to the diff and re-seal it so long as its not bent. It gives you a chance to throw some fresh oil in as well. It could aslso just be the tranny or motor leaking back on the diff as you drive.
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If I were you I would hit the bottom of the engine with carb cleaner and wipe it all down. Drive it for a little while and put it back on the lift so you can really see where the oil is actually leaking from.
Protip: Clean it off, then hit it with some white spray paint. That will make spotting it even easier.

They actually paint marine engines all white for just that reason.
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Protip: Clean it off, then hit it with some white spray paint. That will make spotting it even easier.

They actually paint marine engines all white for just that reason.
Thanks for all of the suggestions guys. I'm just gonna let it go for now. I've bothered my friend enough lately with the lift at his work and such. Like I said, the oil leak won't be a big deal until I start losing oil enough to make a difference on the dipstick, or someone at autocross notices something and tells me to get it fixed; it's really not that bad yet though so I just need to stop fretting. Thanks again.

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Oil pan gasket is common on these cars. Pain to replace....

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Oil pan gasket is common on these cars. Pain to replace....
Mine leaks a little from the oil pan!


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Go buy some gaskets and replace stuff. The differential would be an easy fix. Trans and engine id have to see it. Like everyone else said. Jack it up and wipe everything down. Leave it on jack stands and let it run for 10-15 minutes. Put some cardboard under there to see where about it drips. And then search for it. Thats about all you can do. Most likely its a gasket but it could be something as little as a bolt not being tightened all the way

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