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Old 05-07-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
breakfasteatre
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Default Right head is dirtyoily, left is dry...

What could this be due to?

The filler neck for the oil is on the right


Ive never noticed any oil drips on the driveway from my car, how much oil would a bad gasket spew out?


oil level is at full, changed oil about 4k kms ago
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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Clean up the affected area, drive a couple of days and recheck the area. If it's dirty oily again, you have a leak. If not, don't worry about it.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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I've had the same thing since my wagon was new.

The valve cover seal is probably leaking slightly. It's not a big deal, especially since it's not dripping.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:45 PM   #4
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I wouldn't really worry about it too much anyways, as long as you're not losing significant amounts of oil.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:04 AM   #5
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cleaned it up, and no noticeable oil seepage since driving 500kms

thanks guys
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