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94 Explorer potential oil leak


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July 26, 2007
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'94 4D 4WD
Hey everyone. I was searching the net for my problem and found this great forum. Hoping to seek some great advice from here and hopefully contribute as well.

My truck was out of commission due to overheating and rad coolant leak.
So I had my intake manifold repaired by a trusted mechanic. (9 hour job, apparently).

Now, about 100-150 KM later the same type of white smoke is spewing out from under the hood, driver side only, mildly. And the leaking fluid appears brownish/blackish/reddish. Is this oil? Is the white smoke burning oil? Should I be worried? (I can recognize the smell of burning rad fluid, but this smell was different)

THANKS! In advanced for any help offered. :)