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Oil leak across front of car under front motor?

Ithought at first was oil leak from steering. ( just few drops each time I park in garage.) Now I am smelling it on exhaust pipe when I come back in.

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You really need to have a good look under it around the Exhaust pipe run. Usually this means putting it up on ramps.

I think for ease of diagnosis - go to a small garage and ask them for a quote for repair. Once it's on the ramps - have a look yourself.
If you think their quote is too high - get a second opinion, or if you are competent enough - do the work yourself. At least you will hopefully find the problem for free.

It can be as easy as a leak around a screw-on oil filter, or as complicated as a failed main crank seal - which often requires engine removal and splitting the gearbox off it.
Best to get a free quote anyway.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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