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      04-04-2009, 12:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Oil leak - please help

I am wondering if anyone could tell me what the reason of this leak might be ?
The car has 30.000km. The oil level shows max.

I would be greatful for any suggestions.

Sorry for the quality but I took this picture with my phone.

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Was the car recently serviced?

I would clean it up and see if it returns. Perhaps it is just some spilled oil.
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that looks like more of turbo leak or gasket leak. have the dealer check it out...
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Thanks guys for your suggestions.
The car is not under the warranty any more so I would like to see if I can find a reason for this leak myself before I take it to a dealer and spend a lot of money.

There was an oil change 2 months ago and some time after that I noticed that the engine cover and oil cap were dirty with the oil. I cleand it up.
But I do not think the oil from the oil cap could get that far down to this pipe.

I cleaned the pipe from the oil yesterday and I will be monitoring if any new oil shows there.
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