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Grey/Whitish smoke (small amount) rising from rear of engine

2001 XJ8 with 84K miles, just purchased used, the engine does not run hot, nothing seems broken and I get no warning messages from the computer. However, when first parked, a small plume of whitish/grey smoke appears from the rear of the engine, just in front of the firewall.

I'm stumped, please help!@!

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Has to be a small oil leak above the exhaust header or pipe...Possibly the rear of the valve cover gasket...because the engine slopes to the rear, oil collects there, and drips off onto the exhaust. (I'm a 30 year retired British Leyland auto tech)

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