- I have a lot of oil coming from the bottom of the oil pan coming out were the crankshaft pulley is.
How serious is this?
Should i still drive my car?
The vehicle is safe to drive as long as you keep the oil level in the safe zone. If the oil leaks out faster than you are able to keep the level full, do not drive it. I would recommend checking the oil level often to give you an idea as to how much oil is leaking out. This will let you know how often you need to add oil. If it only requires that you ad a quart of oil every month I would not look at it as too serious.
Find the Leak
When looking for the source of the leak remember oil does not travel up hill. Once you are certain of the cause of the leak, repair as needed. You may find that the cost of a quart of oil every so often is much cheaper than the cost of the repair. Once you know what repair is needed then you can get an estimate of the cost for it.