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    Hi,
    My Vectra is loosing oil, I'm getting a small patch under the car., every couple of weeks I end up topping up as it's on the bottom of the dipstick.
    I had a look at it today, and took off the engine cover and found this
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    I took out the sparkplugs and the second one I pulled out came out covered in oil
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    Here is a closeup of it
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    The hole where the plug goes is oily as shown in the image below
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    I had a look underneath and it's covered in oil
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    Also the car seems to be loosing coolant, I've checked the oil cap and there's no mayo.

    Any suggestions where I should look next? As I want to try to stop something major happening as I've already had a failed waterpump that caused skipped timing and that caused most of the valves to be replaced. I was lucky as the pump was only changed in march and the job to fix it was done on parts warranty.

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    Replace the cam cover gasket. That will sort it

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    Thanks, replaced the cam cover gasket and now it's not leaking. Also the garage that replaced the waterpump and valves didn't put the cam cover back on properly. A couple of the bolts were sitting proud of the cover and not holding it down, i put them back on correctly.
    Now it doesn't leak any more!

    Thanks for your help.

    Matt

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    Good stuff!

    Happy to help

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