i have a small oil leak in my 1999 acura 3.2 TL, there is sludge on the bottom of motor/ lose 1 qt every 2 weeks what could it be

Asked by Apr 09, 2017 at 10:27 PM about the 1999 Acura TL 3.2 FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car has got a heavy sludge of oil on the bottom part of the motor, when I drive it really fast,, it will smoke a little, otherwise it does not, but I have to put a qt of oil every week and a half to two weeks what could it be

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You have a oil leak. One could clean off the oil pan so it does not smoke, oil and road grime, and you could try some seal softener in the next oil change. Due to the age of this vehicle the seals probably are brittle. and the seal softener will help slow down the oil leak. Just ask at your local parts store what they would recommend for softening the seals. Also the engine should be looked over to make sure something can be repaired to stop the oil leak, like valve cover gaskets or a oil pressure sending unit.

I have that same model and year and my leak was at the oil filter bracket. The seals on the part that you place the oil filter on failed and I replaced them. Everything is ok now. Make sure you keep checking your oil level.

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