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I have oil dripping from what looks like the cam cover. Could be oil pump ????? Any ideas, any common faults in this area????? Cheers Dave

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A little more description of where the oil is coming from - lots of things in that area to have a bad gasket/seal. not to mention most of the oil lines run thru there too.

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