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Fire risk - oil dripping on exhaust manifold

My 1997 Land Rover Discovery TDI has 360,000 miles on the clock and the engine throws out quite a lot of oil. My local mechanic says the oil is falling on the exhaust manifold so there is a fire risk. What do you think?

Asked on 18 November 2013 by Adrian Stevens

Answered by Honest John
There is a fire risk. I guess the head gasket needs replacing.
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