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Oil? Or condensation mixed with carbon inside the exhaust? Oil coming out would be a very bad sign of serious engine damage. Condensation is normal, and sometimes looks like oil, but it isn't. Do the drops you see dry up after a while?, that would be condensation, and that is just fine. If the drips never dry up, that's oil, and time for a new engine

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double check that the oil filter is tight. it is located right above that flex pipe/ mesh.

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The dash light indicates oil pressure. When idleing the pressure drops too low and and light comes on. As it revs up, pressure increases.. light goes off.
You should go here and read about low pressure. Too much to copy and paste here.
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/low-oil-pressure-at-idle.html

The small leak onto the exhaust maybe more than just a nuisance, it is a fire hazard. Potential to catch fire. Clean off the COLD header and front pipe with a non flamable solvent cleaner. Also the engine case around the area. You may find the source of the leak.

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Whenever oil is getting on the exhaust the possibility of a fire can be fairly high, the amount of oil is key, if you just get a little puff of smoke now and then while driving you should be ok until you can find time or money to get it fixed, if it is really smoking allot then you shouldn't drive it.

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What is the problem when you see oil dripping out of the exhaust pipe?


Oil? Or condensation mixed with carbon inside the exhaust? Oil coming out would be a very bad sign of serious engine damage. Condensation is normal, and sometimes looks like oil, but it isn't. Do the drops you see dry up after a while?, that would be condensation, and that is just fine. If the drips never dry up, that's oil, and time for a new engine. Good luck!

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The dash light indicates oil pressure. When idleing the pressure drops too low and and light comes on. As it revs up, pressure increases.. light goes off.
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The small leak onto the exhaust maybe more than just a nuisance, it is a fire hazard. Potential to catch fire. Clean off the COLD header and front pipe with a non flamable solvent cleaner. Also the engine case around the area. You may find the source of the leak.

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