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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Minor oil leak "seepage"

So my 2013 volt had its oil change and this new service department wrote that it has a "minor oil leak" but the service guy told me it's nothing to worry about because it's just "seepage" and all cars have that. The car doesn't smell or anything, at least not that I can detect.

Anyone have experience with this? Will the seepage ever cause an old 1970s car smell?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-27-2017, 01:39 PM
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If the tech said "seepage" that just means that oil was visible around a gasket or seal but wasn't dripping. Smells from oil (ie: 1972 Ford Fairlane) means it's leaking enough to hit the exahust manifold or pipe. You'll also see small drips on the garage floor. Really bad leaks will smell and you'll notice oil/dust spots on the rear bumper.
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