How Can I Stop My Car From Leaking oil?

How do I stop my oil leak?

The neighborhood I used to live in had a very strict Home Owners Association that detailed many things you could and could not do with the exterior of your home.  One of the rules I should have read before signing the covenant was that you were not allowed to have any oil stains on your driveway.  I never thought that small rule would be such a headache, until I realized how much oil my truck was actually leaking.  As the stains grew larger and darker, my HOA began to contact me asking me to clean up the mess.  As the HOA fines piled up, I tried everything I could think of to get the oil out of the concrete but it turns out that takes more than Palmolive dish soap and a sponge.  After a rented steam pressure washer was unsuccessful in blasting the oil out, I took drastic measures.  Let’s just say it involved gasoline, a wire brush and a lot of conversations with the fines department of our HOA.

Maybe you have had a similar experience in your driveway, or maybe you can tell which parking spot is yours at work by the shape of your oil stain, or maybe you’re just tired of seeing the oil light come on all too often.  The question we all have is how we can stop that annoying oil leak!

Oil leaks can be difficult to track down.  There are so many gaskets in your engine on the top, bottom, front and back that all have the possibility of leaking even in a properly maintained vehicle.  In new cars, the engine compartment can be so full of accessories, electronics, covers, hoses and wires that you would need a flashlight, two mirrors and x-ray vision to be able to locate your oil leak.  Once you’ve discovered the leak it could be incredibly difficult to change the gasket or seal from where the oil is leaking.

Oil Leaking from car

An easy and sure fire way to seal an oil leak, no matter where it’s coming from is to add BlueDevil Oil Leak Sealer to your engine oil.  You can add BlueDevil Oil Leak Stop today and seal your oil leaks as you drive your car.  In two days or less, any seeping or dripping leak will be permanently sealed, guaranteed!  Stop by your local Advance Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, NAPA, Pep Boys, Car Quest Auto Parts, Prime Automotive or Bennett Auto Supply today to pick up BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak.  Don’t let your oil stains get any bigger, seal your leaks today!

BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak

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103 responses to “How Can I Stop My Car From Leaking oil?

  1. I have 2002 GMC Envoy 4 WD with leaking front differential at the drivers side drive axle inner shaft seal. It uses 75-90 synthetic gear lube. What is the recommended Blue Devil product to stop/slow the leaking?

    1. The correct product to use would be the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. Keep in mind, you will need to add about 1 ounce of product per quart of capacity.

      Feel free to contact us with any questions.

        1. Gedeon-

          Please contact us at 888-863-0426 so we can get a better idea of the extent of your leak. This will help us determine whether or not one of our products would be recommended.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

        1. Graham-

          The BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is intended for leaks that are seeping or lightly dripping from the system. If you are losing fluid too quickly, you would be losing the product just as quickly, and wouldn’t really be able to keep it in the system long enough in order to get the benefit of using it. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  2. 2004 dodge ram 1500 4.7 liter engine. It’s leaking oil from underneath, can’t find where exactly. Do you recommend using blue devil to solve issue and will that cause any new issues. Will I have to continue to use blue devil every time I change oil or is it just a one time use. Thanks

    1. Dan,

      Yes, we recommend that you use the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. It will create a permanent seal and does not have to be added with every oil change; you will only have to add the product one time.

      -BDP

      1. Hello!!
        I have a mustang 2002. Oil leaking from engine but we doesn’t know leaking from where.. Some mechanic said rear main seal or some said wal cover seal. I did replace the wal cover kite and also I tried (stop oil leak product ) from Walmart. Still same thing .. But still leaking leaking.. Please kindly give advice what should I use for stop leaking oil. Thank you so much and appreciate for your time and consideration

        1. Mir-

          Based on your description, we would recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to seal the leak in your Mustang. Being that you are not completely sure where the leak is coming from, the Oil Stop Leak is a universal application and would be able to seal leaks coming from the oil pan gasket, valve cover seal, rear main seal, etc. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  3. If I used a bottle of blue devil and it didn’t stop my leak, could I put in another bottle of it ? Even if I haven’t changed the oil from the previous time I used blue devil?

  4. I have a 93 Toyota Camry it has a small leak it one of the timing cover bottom bolt will Blue Devil Pro stop this leak or slow it down

    1. Willie-

      Unfortunately, we do not manufacture a product that will stop a leak coming from the actual bolt. The product you are referring to is specifically made to stop leaks from rubber seals/gaskets.

      Thanks,

      -BDP

  5. I have a 2003 JAGUAR STYPE R with 84K miles. I just noticed that there is a very small oil spot on my garage floor in the morning as I drive the car out of the garage. THE OIL LEAK/SPOT IS VERY SMALL. Will Blue Devil stop/fix this leak if there is really a leak? I have no idea where it is coming from.

    1. Neruda-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would be a great solution to stopping your small oil leak. The fact that you are catching it early will be beneficial to ensure proper results from our product.

      -BDP

  6. I own a 2004 Nissan Murano and it has been leaking for a while. Small amounts of oil leaks show up nearly every morning. My husband and son-in-law doesn’t know where it is coming from. Will this oil leak sealer help?? I need it to stop. If I know what is causing the problem I can have it fixed.

  7. Please I noticed my Toyota camry 2004 shorts oil and I found some small oil leaks on the body of the engine, will the stop oil leak fix the leaks?

  8. I own a 1990 Ford Ranger XLT. My right Valve cover is leaking, it is about a second class leak. could I use BlueDevil Oil Stop for that?

  9. Will blue devil help stop leak on my 1994 honda accord put new valve cover gasket new oil pan gasked it leaks between flywheel cover and oil pan it drips when warmed up it drips faster will this product help with my oil leak

  10. I have a 1996 Pontiac Grand am se and it leaking oil from I wanna say the head gasket and it’s leaking on too my manafold for my exhaust and I was wondering will blue devil oil stop leak help

    1. Justin-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is specifically intended to stop leaks coming from around any of the rubber seals or gaskets (ie: oil pan gasket, rear main seal, valve cover gaskets, etc.). Unfortunately, we do not manufacture any products that are designed to stop oil leakage from in or around the head gaskets.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  11. My chrysler town and country limited minI van has been leaking oil. It started a couple months ago but then seemed like it had stopped because I didnt see any oil underneath in the parking lot. Then I just noticed a couple days ago that it is leaking again. do you know what the problem could be and will this product help stop my leak?? Thank you.

    1. Caitlynn-

      Most likely it is leaking oil from around one of you seals, possibly the oil pan gasket or the rear main seal. We recommend adding one 8 ounce bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. This should stop the oil loss within about 100 miles of driving. It can be purchased through may local auto parts retailers (Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, NAPA, etc.)

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  12. Hi, I used JB weld to plug a hole in the rear differential crank case of my 1988 Yamaha 4 wheeler. It worked pretty well although I still have a slow drip about every 2 minutes. Do you think your product would help stop this leak ? The crank case only holds 12 oz of yamalute , I’m not sure if it’s 80 w or not?Thanks for your response.

  13. Do I have to remove the blue devil stop oil leak from my oil after it stops the leak, or can I leave it thee until the next oil change?

  14. have a mitsubishi 4wd strada 1990 model i have noticed my clutch keeps slipping have now noticed oil stains at the bottom of the truck can i use your product for this

  15. I have a 2000 camry just noticed a oil leak today…went & got my oil changed & it’s leaking even more…will this blue devil seal my leak stop…don’t know where exactly its coming from…but its on the right side by the front wheel…

    1. Keyyon-

      Yes, we recommend adding 1 bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. This will address the oil leakage and seal it within about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  16. I have a 98 Civic 4cly with an oil leak in the front crankshaft seal , I change the seal but it leaks less now. Will go blue devil seal it and how do I use it.

    Thank you

  17. My 2005 Sierra has an oil leak at the end of the line to the radiator. Will it stop that leak and will it do any harm- some stop leak products cause internal engine issues?

    1. Shane-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is specifically designed to stop oil loss coming from rubber seals/gaskets. Unfortunately, it is not made to stop the type of leak you are currently experiencing. The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is 100% safe for all engines and will not cause any harm to any components. However, it would not be appropriate to use in your Sierra.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  18. Hello I have a 1997 c1500 v6 engine and had the main and rear seal replaced a little over a year ago, I notice some drips from around the area of the main seal recently. Should I take it back to mechanic or do I use your product? I doubt there is any warranty after a year on their work and don’t want to plunge close to another grand fixing it. Thanks

    1. Brad-

      First, you could check with the mechanic to see if any warranty is still in effect. Otherwise, we recommend adding a bottle of the BlueDevil Rear Main Sealer to help stop the leak. Once the product is added you should notice results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

    1. Debbie-

      The BluDevil Oil Stop Leak does not thicken or harden at any time. The BlueDevil specifically affects the rubber seals and gaskets by slightly expanding, rejuvenating, and reconditioning the seals.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

    1. Debbie-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will not harm the engine in any way. We have been in business for 17 years and have had no complaints with any adverse affects when using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. The product is 100% safe to use.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

      1. Can we put it in with oil in the motor or do we have to wait till it’s empty? N how much does Blue Devil cost?

        1. Tina-

          Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak can be added with the existing engine oil. The product will cost approximately $20 and can be purchased locally through AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, and other auto parts retailers.

          Thank You!

          -BDP

  19. I own a Mitsubishi evo 4. Oil leaking from valve seals and dripping on manifold. Will this product stop this leak?

    1. Brown-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will work for leaking valve seals. We recommend using 1 bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. You can expect to notice results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank You!

      -BDP

  20. Will Blue Devil stop oil leak stop a occasional leak in my 1997 Grand am v6? There is only evidence of a leak every so often when we are driving or park somewhere after driving and we see a small amount of smoke burning from the hot engine! it definitely smells like oil and all other fluids were at good levels except for the oil being a little low!

    1. Wendy-

      Yes, we recommend adding 1 bottle of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. Expect to notice some results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Feel free to contact our tech support team at 888-863-0426 with any questions.

      Thanks!

      -BDP

  21. I have a leak in rf of my 2000 mailbu. It is getting on my belt and caused it to pop. Idk where exactly it is coming from but I need it fixed. I have been replacing oil like crazy and it seems to never get full now. Can you help?

  22. I have a 94 Honda accord and I think my transmission seal has to be replaced can I use the transmission stop leak blue devil to seal it

    1. Maria-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Transmission Sealer will stop a leak coming from the seal/gasket. Based on the capacity of your Honda, you only need to add 6 ounces of BlueDevil to treat it properly. Expect to start noticing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

        1. Mikr-

          The 100 miles does not have to be driven all in one day. It can be multiple trips over a few days; just keep in mind if you do not drive a whole lot it may be a few days before you start to notice results.

          Thank you!

          -BDP

  23. Hi Hello, I bought Stop BlueDevil oil leak, but I’m not sure if I should put it in the same place where the oil is? my car is a 97 honda accord, and it does leak from the sump…

  24. Hi. I have a 87 Chrysler Lebaron. It is leaking oil but im not sure where from. I got the valve cover gasket replaced but its still leaking (the gasket was shot so it needed replaced.) It might be a cracked pan i’m not sure. Would this product work on my car and would it stop the leak? And how much would I need to use to fix this? I really don’t want another garage bill with no solution.

    1. Chris-

      The BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is a universal application and would treat leaks coming from the oil pan gasket, valve cover seal, rear main seal, etc. As long as you are not losing oil too quickly, the product would be able to help seal the leak in your Chrysler Lebaron. One 8oz bottle would treat 4-6 quarts of oil.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    1. Franklin-

      Yes, the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak would be able to seal a leak coming from the timing cover. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  25. Hi I have a 2003 now 745i it’s leaking oil I tried putting a bigger weight 10w 40 but still leaking oil I was wondering if the blue devil oil stop leak will help and how can I use it thanks

    1. Elias-

      BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is specifically designed to stop oil loss. We recommend adding 1 bottle of BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to treat your vehicle. You can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  26. I have a 2002 ford explorer XLT I knew I had a oil leak, to repair the leaks I was told it would cost 2,000 dollars will this product seal these oil leaks?

    Thank you

    1. Duke-

      Depending on where you are leaking oil from the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak may be able to help you out. BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will work for any rubber seals or gaskets such as an oil pan gasket, rear main seal, valve cover gaskets, etc.

      Feel free to contact us at 888-863-0426 with any questions.

      Thanks!

      -BDP

  27. So i have a 96 Dodge Ram 1500 that is consuming oil at about a quart per 100ish miles depending on the rpms. If the truck is over 2500 rpms i can sometimes see a little bit of smoke from the tailpipes. Could i use the stop leak to ease/eliminate this?

    Thanks

    1. Randal-

      Thank you for asking about your Dodge Ram 1500. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. You should expect to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  28. I have a 02’gmc envoy… I see it’s leaking major.. From the front of the car.. From the bottom of the car… Do you think your product would help it? If so how long would it last for and how long will it take to seal up?? Also do I put the product in by itself or with oil

    1. Chris-

      Thank you for asking about your GMC Envoy. The Oil Stop Leak is a universal application and would treat leaks coming from the oil pan gasket, valve cover seal, rear main seal, etc. Once the product creates a seal, it is a permanent seal. It is intended for leaks that are seeping or lightly dripping from the system. Typically, you would start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. You would add the recommended amount of the product to your oil, and then top it off with oil as needed.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  29. I have a 2003 Subaru Baja. It runs great but seems to leak oil in my driveway when we haven’t been driving it at all and hardly ever use it. Do I have to drive the car for the oil stop leak to work or will it work with the car just idling?

    1. Sandy-

      Thank you for asking about your Subaru Baja. Yes, you would need to drive the vehicle in order to get the benefit of the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. Typically, you should start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  30. van.
    I have a 2000 town and country and the oil is leaking form the engine will blue devil work on my van
    do I have to drive 100 plus miles to see the difference in one day or in few days
    please advise

    1. Tony-

      Yes, BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak is 100% safe and compatible to use in your Chrysler Town & Country. You do not have to drive 100+ miles in one day. The driving can be done on short trips over multiple days. Keep in mind, if you do not drive a whole lot it can take a few days before you start to see results.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  31. I have a 98 Nissian Maxima that has not been driven in awhile and my rear end main seal is leaking and I wanted to know could I use the Blue devil rear end stop leak. And will it clog up any thing else, because I asked a mechanic and he told me it might cause more problems. So I wanted to know if it is safe our not?

    1. Relita-

      Thank you for asking about your Nissan Maxima. Based on your description, we recommend using the the Rear Main Sealer. The product does not harden or thicken in any way, so it would not have any adverse affects on the engine. Feel free to contact our technical support team at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  32. Hello,
    I have a 2003 BMW 525i with a oil leak around the oil pan gasket, I need an oil change, should I add Blue Devil before the oil change or after?

    1. Christopher-

      Thank you for asking about your BMW 525i. Typically with the product, you would start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving. If you are due for an oil change within the next 200 miles or so, we recommend changing the oil first, so you can get the full benefit of the product.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

    1. Tim-

      Thank you for asking about the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. You would need to drive the vehicle in order to get the benefit of the product. Typically, you would start to see results after about 100-200 miles of driving.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

  33. Are your products available in South Africa? My Volvo 2002 2.0l auto is leaking end caps, gear box and oil samp may I use your product and where do I put it in?

    1. Prince-

      We currently do not have a distributor in South Africa, however, you are able to order products directly on our website, https://www.gobdp.com. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. You would add the product where you add your engine oil.

      Thank you!

      -BDP

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