Re: strange oil leak
thanx for the input. tore the engine out today and this is what I found. The oil pan gasket has some small metal inserts. I dont' know if they are for extra strength or what, but they are there. On the very rear of the oil pan on the passengers side, one of the inserts was doubled up. I guess my friend left it on there by accident and it prevented the oil pan from sitting flush. Straightened out the oil pan and replaced the gasket. we'll be putting the engine back in tommorrow....we'll see if works.