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Was in the engine bay today and saw this oily substance on top. What is it and what should I do about it?

They way it is located near the power steering reservoir I would guess some spilled some fluid at some point (it doesn't look recent from the drying in the photo).

I would clean the area and monitor for 'fresh' oil..

Rumor has it you know where I can find a cheap oil filter wrench?

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You will find oil in the intake manifold.... excessive amounts can be a failing/failed AOS but it's accompanied with other symptoms such as smoke at start up,poor idle,check engine light and the like. Don't fix what isn't broken as my father would often say.

Keep an eye on things and if they get worse investigate the problem then.

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