I purchased a 2012 Ford escape limited from a dealer. About a week after I noticed an oil leak that ended up being over 1200 dollars to fix. It was...

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I purchased a 2012 Ford escape limited from a dealer. About a week after I noticed an oil leak that ended up being over 1200 dollars to fix. It was the oil pan and front timing cover that needed replacing. I asked the dealer about what they saw on the inspection because I thought they may have ripped me off. They said they noted seepage, but not a leak, which they would have fixed.Do I trust them? It was about a week after I bought it I noticed it leaking

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Elixir Cada
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Elixir Cada
Auto Mechanic

Hi Jonathan,

The vast majority of leaks are due to degraded engine gaskets, oil pan leaks or oil seals. Since they replaced the oilpan, the oilpan seals is already included to that part same as the  timing cover seal. If there will be oil leaks again then the next thing to check is the valve cover gasket. 

Let me know if you have further questions. 




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