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Well, it definitely looks like something's leaking at the crank, whether it's the shaft seal, the oil pump drive o-ring, or both. Oil, especially if it's synthetic, has a nasty ability to creep and crawl across parts in all kinds of directions and distances from where it's actually leaking. That could be from the oil pan gasket, or it could be running along the oil pan gasket from somewhere higher up in the dipstick tube/AOS seal area, but that seemed more to tend to creep back toward the flywheel end on mine. Or it could be drawn up from the front crank seal. The seams at the oil pan/crankcase/gasket assembly could be enough that the surface tension of the oil just pulls it up like those little capillary tubes in chem lab. Dirt and drime will only help this process along.
1987 silver 924S made it to 225k mi! Sent to the big garage in the sky
Old 12-25-2008, 08:31 AM
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