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Unread 04-14-2014, 01:55 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Varnish View Post
I would think your leak was so bad and/or going on so long that its being blown onto the body and then weeping through that tranny tunnel cover.
Very likely

418 miles on 19 gallons of gas. Can't beat the BBD !
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Unread 04-14-2014, 02:24 PM   #17
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As others stated, likely the rear main seal. Also, it could be coming from the dipstick tube or oil filter. Especially if you have a clog in the PVC system or a great deal of blow-by (like me). Degreasing the whole thing and trying to verify the leak site is definitely the way to go.
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Unread 04-22-2014, 10:50 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by jay-h View Post
Though it well could be the rear seal, also check the back of the valve cover gasket. They can (I had this happen) leak down the back of the block and produce a similar pattern.

If it is a valve cover gasket, DO NOT get the cheap cork one. Spend the extra bucks and get the molded rubber one. WELL worth it.
Had them order in a NON CORK valve cover gasket for my aluminum valve cover. Just picked it up, it's aluminum. Thoughts?

Ooo, just opened it up. Looks like molded rubber with an aluminum core, so I guess I did get the right one after all.
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