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    Hi all
    I was wondering why this oil is on the surface?
    is it normal from wear?
    do i have a leaky hose?
    has a previous owner split oil when topping up?
    is there a problem?
    something else?

    I have included pics for you to view so you can let me know what you think, the car still runs fine with no issues.
    Many thanks
    Sorry for xl pics first time on photo bucket




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mads View Post
    Hi all
    I was wondering why this oil is on the surface?
    is it normal from wear?
    do i have a leaky hose?
    has a previous owner split oil when topping up?
    is there a problem?
    something else?

    I have included pics for you to view so you can let me know what you think, the car still runs fine with no issues.
    Many thanks
    Sorry for xl pics first time on photo bucket





    Looks like old spillage to me - theres obviously grit and fluff stuck to it. I would brush it off with engine degreaser let it dry off and then keep an eye on it to see if it returns

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    Have you had engine vanity cover off to have a look?

    Could be rocker gaskets tots some seepage. As the block looks to have old oil marks on too

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritchvxD View Post
    Have you had engine vanity cover off to have a look?

    Could be rocker gaskets tots some seepage. As the block looks to have old oil marks on too
    yeah i had the cover off and it all looks fine, the oil just seems to be in the area its in, hopefully it is just oil spillage from previous owner, i will clean it up as mentioned in prev post and see it it returns

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    Going on a limb but that looks to me like the oil breather for the head is leaking - pretty normal if it is but have a look anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post
    Going on a limb but that looks to me like the oil breather for the head is leaking - pretty normal if it is but have a look anyway.
    is there anything i can do to stop it leaking or is that whats meant to happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mads View Post
    is there anything i can do to stop it leaking or is that whats meant to happen?
    It's not meant to leak but there ain't much you can do. If you take the vanity cover off you will see a black hose coming from the top of the engine beside the oil filler cap. Have a look there it will probably be caked in oil.

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    Oil seeping out from camshaft cover seals? They're really not very good if they've ever been disturbed. Even when renewed they're a pain to get back on perfectly.

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    Thanks mate will have a look, just found this old thread
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57408
    would this help or is it for something else or just a bad idea?

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    I think i will give it a clean up and check and clean in the hose and see how it goes if it happens again then maybe i will look at changing cover seals.
    like i say its not causing any probs but i;d like to get it sorted if possible.

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