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Old 08-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Oil leak, any suggestions

I was messing with the car this morning and noticed a small puddle of oil underneath when i moved it. I don't have a lift and can't get the car very far off the ground, so excuse the crappy pics. I can't get far enough away to use the DSLR so these are crappy cell pics. It looks like the oil is coming from behind the crank pulley, being a noob with the platform is this bad? i'm of the opinion that any oil leak is bad, especially on a track car.



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From that location I'm guessing front seal.
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i just walked back in from trying to find a bit more detail and found both of these fresh oil spots. this engine has 3 sessions on it, roughly 12 hot laps, after being "gone through" and having all the seals replaced, cam etc







the leak near the firewall is only an inch or so above and to the driver's side of where the oil was dripping under the car. There was a smaller puddle of oil under the car as well a few inches to the passenger side and forward of the main puddle that the fresh oil between those two pullies would match up with.
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99% valve cover gasket
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I agree. Fortunately that's the easiest one to replace. Clean all the oil off the gasket mating surfaces and then let the goop cure for 24hours before starting the engine.
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thanks for the input guys
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