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Old 12-24-2012, 03:50 PM
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Default Drivers Side Valve Cover Oil Leak?

alright guys, did a search and didn't find much help so here goes.

Ive got an 06 ram hemi with 142,xxx miles. been running synthetic in it for about 80,000 miles.

Truck runs like a top, great gas mileage still (20-22 hwy at 65), tows strong, but shes leaking oil. it started off as a mild annoyance but has grown into a worry.

at first it was only a drip on the floor every once in a while, say about 15,000 miles ago. over the last couple months i started losing about a quart a month (per 2000 miles), now ive lost 2ish quarts in 3 weeks. its leaking from the valve cover area on the drivers side, all the way to the front of the motor.

does this sound like a valve cover gasket issue, or could it be something else? i caught wind of an oil return line that can leak somewhere in that same area.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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