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Old 11-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Name This Oil Leak?

I know, I know, there are a gazillion posts trying to figure out where an oil leak is coming from. I havee looked at a bunch, but I'm not certain I can nail this down. Figured I'd post a few pics and see if anyone has any opinions.

It's leaking a pretty decent amount - I've lost more than a quart in the last couple of days.

First I checked the oil filter gasket and tightened it to rule that out, then I cleaned the underside of the engine with engine cleaner/degreaser and started it. within a few minutes, the leak started - it's coming down on the driver's side of the engine right near the front. You can see it clearly in the pics.

I did the vanos seals and the vgc about 5-6 months ago. I don't know if that is it, but I would not rule it out. The OFHG looks to be ok, but not positive. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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