Hi, I just purchased a 05 2.5S AUTO with 192k. It is leaking alot of oil. Please give some advise if you could.
1. Oil dripping down from the torque converter access cover (small black plate). I took it off and it has no gasket or seal on it. Is that normal? You can peek in to the torque converter after removing the cover. There also seems to be a small half circle hole between the cover and the main case like it was meant to be there for a plug or gasket.
2. Oil dripping down from above the oil pan. Very hard to tell but it seems like is coming form the timing cover. Does the entire head needs to be remove to replace timing cover seal?
3. White smoke is apparent from the exhaust. There is more smoke when the engine warms up then when it is cold. Carbon dust is also apparent for the exhaust. Oil in the oil pan is not milky(oil is so clean probably since I put so much in it due to the leak) I was told that head gasket was repair a year ago by the last owner. Engine does not seem to be overheating.