head gasket leak?

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  1. moparblood

    moparblood Well-Known Member

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    my 78 dodge van 6 cyl. is leakinging oil at back pass side head. aside from changing head gasket is there any temp. fix?
     
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    Are you sure it is the head gasket, and not the valve cover gasket?
     
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      Sounds like a valve cover gasket to me!
       
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        It could be the head gasket. There is a oil passage from the block through the head, in that area, but need to check and make sure. VC gasket is much easier.