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Oil leaking out from hood

In October 2007 had a timing belt, balance shaft, water pump, 2 cm seals and a crank seal and coolant done with an air filter, oil, oil filter.

In January 2008 the car died while driving. They put in a crank sensor.

Now I notice oil leaking out of the hood. I don't know how long it has been leaking but I don't think it happened overnight. I went to lift the hood..unfortunately didn't realize how heavy it was and my back snapped so I dropped the hood quickly, but noticed oil all over the front part inside. The car has been driving fine, but I have been noticing sort of a "smoky burning" odor....I wasn't sure it was from my car or from exhaust fumes of other cars.

What do you think could be the cause? I am afraid to go back to the same mechanic and don't know where to take the car.


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The people who worked on my car in January left the cap off.....luckily I called Triple A and they found it...there was no more oil and it is lucky I stopped driving the car, as it could have been disastrous.....bought a new cap and 4 qts of oil and all is well.

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