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pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
You need to burn off the oil and do the test over.

Verify that the pistons are dry before the test.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
Valve seals and stuck oil rings goes out the exhaust.

Leaks are a separate issue.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
Spray it down and clean it with engine cleaner then you can trace the leak
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 mazda protege 5
A leak from the valve cover isn't a big deal a leak from the head gasket is worse
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
:
2002 mazda protege 5
Engine cleaner makes everything look dry then it's easy to find the wet spot.

Your oil looks black too so it's easier to see.
 

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