Okay here is the story:
My wifes 97 Isuzu Rodeo had a rear main oil seal leak and a couple other gasket leaks. We take it in and got them “fixed”. A couple of days after that we noticed some small leaks (like the size of a quater or half dollar) on the cement. So we take it back in and the mechanic informs us that the PCV/PVC(?) valve he forgot to clean and was clogged and subsequently was then causing pressure and oil to squeeze out of our new gaskets that he just put in. So he cleans the valve and that seems to solve the problem with the little oil leaks.
THEN… about 5-6 months later our car is leaking oil like its going out of style. We are talking BAD oil leak. As in we had to bout 2.5 qts of oil in after the last oil change. We took it back to the guy and he says that what has happened is that the car NOW has an oil pan gasket leak. WHA!!! :eek: And he says its because the oil pressure is running high and this can cause gaskets to push out etc. even though our oil pressure gauge doesnt show a high pressure.
He also said that if we fixed this gasket and the pressures still ran high it could mean that we might need an engine rebuild - WHA?!?! :eek: All this over oil leaks.
So my father in-law says that the guy should have had to pull the oil pan and hence had to at least look at the gasket when he replaced the rear main oil seal leak and should have known it was bad at that time but he said it sounded kind of fishy to him.
We plan on taking it to someone else for a second opinion but what we are wondering from you car mechanics or ethusiasts out there is does this sound kind of fishy to you that this would be happening about 6 months after having the engine pulled to fix a rear main oil seal leak?
We would love your guesses, ideas, two cents and opinions - thanks!