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so i just bought my truck and went to check the oil and noticed NO oil on the dipstick so when i opened the fill cap i noticed the oil almost to the top? also theres been a little leak not knowing if its oil or trans fluid, the color of the fluid is brownish so i kno its not trans fluid unless its just realy dirty.... could i get some feed back on these things please.:confused:
 

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ya it just seems like the dip stick isnt even attached.. and another qquestion is what is the easiest way to see where the oil is coming from when its leaking and if its a cheap fix (gasket) or a expensive one?
 

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I would pop off the valve cover and check the return line in the head for a block, that's probably were your leak is coming from if you think about it. I dont think the valve cover gasket is meant to hold that much oil, just splash oil and if you say its filled to the brim well when the engine is running that valve cover gasket now has a good deal of oil pressure to fight beings the oil is not draining properly.
 
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