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Old 04-17-2007, 03:01 PM   #11
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Not trying to be sarcastic here..only helpful...this probably won't sound right....which is why I mentioned it ahead of time.

You are going to want to do something. And give that picture a try. There'* always a flashlight or a flash on the camera.. if it'* only on the cover, bring the cover into the light.

We are here to help you... also..check your fluid levels to make sure none are low.
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here'* your pic....


i'm not even sure that that'* oil...i felt it and sniffed it and didn't discover anything familiar...so idk...maybe its just moisture condensing or something...i'm gonna try the cardboard thing soon.
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The wettest area is at the back driverside of the motor. There'* not much back there to leak.

How does the motor look in relation to the cover?
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i don't see any on the engine other than the vacuum hoses.
that refers to just the parts of the vacuum hoses that touch the engine cover
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Hmmm if there is only some goop on the cover and no current symptoms or visually oily areas near or in front of that part....I'd have to think that'* pre-existing and say not to worry about it.
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i'll just have to watch my fluid levels...i'm thinking it may be coolant from the t-stat housing, because one of the bolts is bent. the housing is solid with the LIM..but still, it doesn't smell like anything....
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Do you have any visible signs of the coolant leaking downward?
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You may not need my paper trick. Clean her up real good (Simple green, dish soap, etc) let her dry, and put it back on for a couple of days. If it'* still clean, your worries are over. If not, we can start again, hopefully with more accurate info.
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Well try tasting it then if you are not sure if it'* coolant or oil. Sure it sounds unsafe - but I didn't say swaller...and maybe that "tastin' to be sure" talk is just farm talk and explains why some of us aint so good at figurin' anymore...
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oh, i've done it before in my old car..i had to make sure of what fluid i was leaking, cuz it was just dark on the ground there, so that'* how i did it...i'l try MOS95B'* idea, clean the padding, let it dry, and see if the fluids return at all....i'll keep you posted

and i will check for coolant leaking down the t-stat housing...but i don't recall seeing anything obvious
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