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Yes, it is in the area of the scavenge pump - but that immediate locality is dry.
I have seen the threads on the oil line WCC mentions, and my line is well clear.
Sleeping on it overnight, I may have the answer. When I was doing the cam seals, I had to leave the job with the LHS cam chain cover off, away for a week on business.
When I came back there was a pool of oil on the floor, where more oil had slowly drained into the engine, and out the housing. It is possible, since this sits above the headers at the rear end, a lot of oil has drained into the warm air box on the headers. It may be full of oil.
I guess I'll need to drill a hole in the bottom to find out. At least that won't be as serious as it looks now.
Alan
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