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Oil leak...need some help

So here is my problem...I knew I had a slow oil leak, but it has now turned into a very fast leak. I drove from Maryland to Mass. last night and had to add 11 quarts of oil throughout the trip. 400 miles. It is happening somewhere in the valley but I can't find the source. What are the normal sources for oil leaks in the valley. I would like to get this fixed before I drive home on Sunday if I can rather than pouring another 11 quarts in on the way home.
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clean the valley with simple green and water
spread baby power in the valley ( makes it easy to see where it is coming from.) and start it up. look uder the turbo ( pedastell o-ring leak)
check you hpop lines and front gasket from hpop to res,
and oil galley plugs on the heads.

11 quts is scarry suprised you did not get a werning light or cell.

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For that much oil, the valley should be full of oil. Check the HPOP lines, especially where they connect to the HPOP and to the heads. Check the plugs on the heads where HPOP lines would go for the other cylinders. Check the HP oil rail end plugs (about 2" in diameter with a 1/2" square-drive recess) at both the front and rear ends of each head. You may even want to pull the fuel filter to see what it looks like. When you drain the bowl to do that, drain it into a glass jar so you can see if oil is getting into the fuel system from bad injector o-rings. Cheers!

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