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Oil Leak 4.0

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Oil Leak 4.0

I recently purchased a 2003 Ranger that only had 28,000 original miles. and since 2015 it had only had about 500 miles on it. I cleaned everything up and refreshed the oil with M1 and new oil and air filters. I have put approximately 2000 miles on it and it has developed an oil leak that looks like it is around the oil filter. It is leaking enough that you can smell it on the exhaust when you park it. It will leave a puddle about the size of an egg over night. I did get underneath it and wipe everything down but i have not driven it since this started, i wanted to get input from you guys.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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Be sure that when you removed the old oil filter, you didn't leave the filter's sealing gasket stuck to the block. Two gaskets get stacked up and it'll leak like crazy.



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Thanks for the suggestion, i don't think that is what happened but i will check.
 
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It happens more often than you think.



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