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Hi All,

When I bought my SF in 2016 the front cam cover seal was brittle so the engine had a lot of oil over the front. I replaced this early last year and it seemed to stop any drips. However I am now getting a drip stain about the size of a Nickel most days when I leave the car after driving to work and back (30 mins). It;s pooling up on the front engine mount then dripping off. I think some of it is the extremely hot conditions we've had lately and some of the residual oil from the previous leak might be running down.

I know the cam cover seals are a common issue, but where else can the engine leak from the front?
 

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You can also leak oil from the head if you've got a blown head gasket. But it would probably be best to clean the grease and oil off the front cam cover and head so that you can see if it's leaking.
 

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Thanks, I figured it was only 2 places. Maybe the cam cover gasket is leaking again, who knows? But yes I'll take it to the jet wash and give the front of the engine a good cleaning, then monitor it. Thanks
 

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Could be the cam cover. After installing the valve cover gasket make sure you add some RTV black to the semi-circle areas of the valve cover and torque everything in the proper sequence.
 

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Check your crankshaft position sensor. It's above the starter. Mine cracked and was passing oil through itself and onto my starter along with oil wicking up in the harness.
 
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