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2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr

2007 Land Rover Range Rover
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4-Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
12 mpg city / 18 mpg hwy
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March 15, 2012, 9:58 am

Dustin S

Question: Smells hot after travel

Checked oil and down a quart. Checked under truck and can't find any spots on ground where oil was leaking from. Temp gauge reads normal. No lights on and runs good besides that. Noticed it has been smoking more out of exhaust. Normal exhaust color and smell but seems like a lot but it could be normal? 96 land rover range rover se 4.0 v8

March 21, 2012, 5:21 pm

Elizabeth K

It sounds like you could be burning oil, but checking for wet areas on the engine is also a good idea. Having a compression leak-down test done will locate the source of any internal leaks.

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March 21, 2012, 5:38 pm

Dustin S

Definitely may be burning oil. Checked under neath car as thorough I could. Noticed oil was dripping Some on oil pan but the bolt is tight almost looks like oil is leaking from top of engine. Gasket? Valve cover? I can't notice any dripping on ground only when I actually check oil through my dip stick.

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March 21, 2012, 6:16 pm

Elizabeth K

To locate an oil leak, you have to find the highest point. Anything leaking up high will drip on everything below it. And overtightening gaskets is worse than having them too loose. Replacing gaskets is the only way to fix leaks, not tightening bolts.

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March 21, 2012, 6:48 pm

Dustin S

By this do you mean head gaskets? Thank you

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March 21, 2012, 9:43 pm

Elizabeth K

It's more likely the valve cover, but you should take it to a shop for an inspection. Most shops will not charge to look at it and give you an estimate.

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