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    Default Help, looks like a leak!

    Please help?

    I was checking my oil level today, and noticed that there could be some kind of leak where the inlet pipe from the air filter joins the engine. It looks like old oil !! (head gasket??)
    I have no idea at all what this could be, please help....

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    i very much doubt it's the headgasket...more than likely it's just the camcover gasket weeping..

    Have you got a picture of the offending area?

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    I'll take one ASAP!

    Thanks

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    okey dokey...it would be helpful..

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    I've just swapped my cam cover gasket as mine was leaking, I have oil everywhere down the drivers side of the engine bay. It looks to have been dropping on to the pulleys so its been thrown everywhere.
    I also suspect the seem to crank oil seal so I have one read incase as there is so much oil it is difficult to decide where its all coming from.
    I also have a slight leak from one of the sensors on the sump!

    I've never had a car with some many leaks LOL.

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    Check your breathers are clear...... crankcase presuriastion and blocked breathers always results in oil being forced out seals..

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    Pictures below showing leak, seems to be dripping down from the air inlet, just behind the dipstick on the first picture.

    Any ideas?

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    sorry m8 but you only just got round to taking a pic?....its been about a 5 months

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    I know cameras been broken!!! just got a new one

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    Could be blowing out of the dipstick tube. Does the dipstick rise between checking the levels?

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