Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 98 S500, 01 Lexus LS 430, 03 Viper, 91 500SL
Location: Bakersfield, CA
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Just changed the oil, now there's a leak, help!
Before the oil change, there was no leak and the car runs fine. I just purchased this car from a friend who has 7 other cars and only drives this car once or twice a month. It's 1991 with 21k miles. I did an oil change and filter, transmission oil change and spark plug replace yesterday. After that, I took it for a run and noticed some burned smell. This morning I found a small puddle (about 2 ounces) of oil on the passenger side. I took it out for 20 mile run on the freeway. When I got back to my driveway, I could see smoke coming out of my engine bay and going into the vents. I openned it up and saw a couple drop sprayed on top of the engine. There were some but not a lot of oil at the bottom near the oil filter. I looked on the ground there was oil dripping from near the transmission. Oil pan and plug totally dry. I crawled under the car and could only see drips of oil here and there like it had been splattered. By the way, the oil is definitely motor oil and not any transmission or any other oil.
What do you guys think it could be? My guess is the oil filter was probably on wrong or something. I took the oil filter cap off and it looks fine to me. I will wait for the engine to cool down and retighten the oil filter, but any recommendation here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.