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    Hey, I am new to these forums and I bought a 2000 Cadillac Deville DHS less then a week ago. I have done some work on it already but I have a slight leaking problem. I live in Wisconsin and it is very cold in the morning. I sadly have to park the car outside due to no garage space. When I start my car in the morning it is cold and oil spurts out of the bottom on the front passenger side. After the slight spurt it stops leaking and It is back to normal. This oil spillage does not occur when it is warmer outside or the engine is warm. It just happens when I first start it. Any ideas/ tips would help me out a lot because I have no clue what is going on because I am new to cars.

    Thanks a lot,
    Nathan Winter, Proud Cadillac Owner

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    Re: Need Help with leak problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman1569 View Post
    Hey, I am new to these forums and I bought a 2000 Cadillac Deville DHS less then a week ago. I have done some work on it already but I have a slight leaking problem. I live in Wisconsin and it is very cold in the morning. I sadly have to park the car outside due to no garage space. When I start my car in the morning it is cold and oil spurts out of the bottom on the front passenger side. After the slight spurt it stops leaking and It is back to normal. This oil spillage does not occur when it is warmer outside or the engine is warm. It just happens when I first start it. Any ideas/ tips would help me out a lot because I have no clue what is going on because I am new to cars.

    Thanks a lot,
    Nathan Winter, Proud Cadillac Owner
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    Any ideas/ tips would help me out a lot
    because I have no clue what is going on

    unless you can crawl under the car -
    and watch for the leak while someone starts it -
    take it to a shop and have it diagnosed -

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    Re: Need Help with leak problem?

    I am asking like what could possibly be wrong with it? has anyone else had this problem? When I took it to get the oil change they couldn't find the leak because it didn't leak because it was warm

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    Probably a leak from oil filter seal, or oil pressure sensor? The oil filter adapter has o-rings that can leak. COLD oil is very thick and u can actually blow the oil filter seal upon starting. I did yrs ago. Yes, it was super cold than

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    Re: Need Help with leak problem?

    Thanks so much! I am going to go under the car this weekend and see whats going on, if I have to I can bring it to my mechanic that will be able to specifically identify where the leak is coming from. I will keep you guys updated and thanks for the quick and helpful responses

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    Re: Need Help with leak problem?

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    Re: Need Help with leak problem?

    I started the car and a clanking noise is occurring, a let my mechanic know and he said it sounds like the engine is destroying itself pretty much. So I am put up with the decision whether or not to put a new engine in or not. I received an estimate from my mechanic and he said he could put a 80,000 mile used engine into it for $650, and labor would be $650. So I am looking at less then $1500 for a pretty good engine. So far I bought the car for $2000 so who can't expect problems, if I switch the engine i will be in it $3500. 3500 dollars for a 80,000 mile car with the rest of the mechanics being good. Is it worth it?

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    Re: Need Help with leak problem?

    I have a suggestion... find a new mechanic...
    N* engines are not known for self destructing, it happens but rarely.
    Your lack of knowledge is gonna bite you if you're not real careful.
    That noise could be ANYTHING at this point from a noisy pulley too full on rod knocking.
    Also if you put a different engine in without having studs put in you will regret it. Your mechanic will get another 2k from you to remove the engine and stud it. So do yourself a favor and stud it if you go that route.

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    Re: Need Help with leak problem?

    It seems ALL junkyard engines have 60 - 80K on them.
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