97 2.3l oil leak

Discussion in '2.3 Engine' started by rkcox93, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. rkcox93

    rkcox93 New Member

    So first off, it's a '97 Ranger with a 2.3L, 255k miles, replaced the head last month and have had an oil leak ever since. Thought it was the valve cover gasket so I replaced the new one with another new one and still having the same issue. The oil seems to be coming from the back side of the valve train pulley that is ran by the timing belt. It's flinging oil and making a mess everywhere.
    I drive 50 miles min a day and I'm going through half a quart of oil a day. Did I miss something when I put the new head on? I replaced all the gaskets with new ones. Other than it making a mess and costing a fortune in oil it's running very smooth.
    Thanks in advance!

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