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Today, I noticed a small puddle of liquid under the car. I'm no mechanic and don't claim to know anything about engines. I was wondering if anyone can give me a hint as to what may be the problem... Please check out this video and see for yourself. There are 2 bolts/plugs behind the pulley the leak seems to be coming from the bottom one. I assume that's oil? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuSOIxvJh_Y Thanks

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For preventing the oil leak use "The Right Stuff" or Ultra Grey by loctite/permatex. That will the car a lot.

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