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Oil Leak

On my 3.3 turbo it has developed a significant oil leak on the right hand side (same side as Oil tank) it drops mainly on the right side of the exhaust at the forward end
Any ideas?
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Many leaks start on top and make their way down. It is sometimes helpful to clean/de-grease the engine and watch carefully as the engine idles - often times the leaks are more obvious on a clean(er) canvas...especially if it's "significant" as you have indicated.

Some possibilities:
-the low oil pressure warning light sensor, located on top of the engine in between cylinders three and six.
-Valve covers.
-Rocker shafts.
-Oil return tubes.
-Engine mounted oil cooler seals, and/or the "S" hose that connects the cooler to the oil tank.
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You may want to consider this?

http://www.popularmechanics.com/how_to_central/automotive/1272471.html?page=1

http://autorepair.about.com/od/otherodddiyjobs/a/findleaks_2.htm
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