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Oil leak. What is this?


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I saw a tiny spot of oil under the passenger side of the car.

Visually I see where the oil drips. What's this and can someone guess what's causing the leak?

I will take it to the shop soon.

My best guess is that you're oozing from this gasket, and it's running down and pooling on the bottom there. I'm embarrassed to admit, I don't know what that piece is. I bought a Car Expert 996 manual on CD-Rom from www.autorepairinfo.org because I can't seem to find any printed 996 manuals, but the stupid thing doesn't even have a motor diagram.

Lots of older vehicles ooze like that from their head cover gaskets. Keep an eye on your oil level. You're probably ok if it's not making a pool on the driveway.

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Thanks. Mine is 99, C2 with 25K miles.

Is this DYI or should I take it to a dealer? Any idea what to expect them to charge in terms of hours?

Thx.

I saw a tiny spot of oil under the passenger side of the car.

Visually I see where the oil drips. What's this and can someone guess what's causing the leak?

I will take it to the shop soon.

My best guess is that you're oozing from this gasket, and it's running down and pooling on the bottom there. I'm embarrassed to admit, I don't know what that piece is. I bought a Car Expert 996 manual on CD-Rom from www.autorepairinfo.org because I can't seem to find any printed 996 manuals, but the stupid thing doesn't even have a motor diagram.

Lots of older vehicles ooze like that from their head cover gaskets. Keep an eye on your oil level. You're probably ok if it's not making a pool on the driveway.

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