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Originally Posted by skimp930 View Post
The car has about 65k miles but it hasn't been driven much past couple of years. The mechanic said the leak is probably coming from the heads to the cylinders. Not sure if this is a bad thing or a really bad thing $$$. Did a compression test and 4 looked good but 2 had a 15% leakage from the rings. The mechanic said it's probably due to it not driven much the past couple of years. But he did say it drove great. By the way, engine and trans rebuit about 2 years ago with new clutch.
One would think that with an engine rebuild a scant two years ago, oil leakage shouldn't be present and leak-down should be good. But then again, if she's sat and not been regularly exercised, then things dry out and shrink and leak....I guess.

Of course, the term "engine rebuild" is a relative term. It could mean a few hundred bucks worth of gaskets and seals and such, or thousands for the entire enchilada.

With more pictures - especially if she's cosmetically shiney and pretty - the prognosis could change dramatically. Until then, clean up the underside as best you can and drive the holy crap outa her. Those leaks may just disappear.
Mark H. 1987 930, GP White, Wevo shifter, Borla exhaust, stock everything else. The result of a massive Pelicanite good will fire recovery effort. Truely an open book, ready for the slippery slopes to modification.
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