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Old 07-02-2004, 06:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have what seems to be a slow oil leak.

When I park my car for a few hours and come back to it I'll find a cigarette-packet sized oilspot roughly center on the ground under the engine.

Its too slow for me to trace back to source, and it doesn't appear right away, but after a few hours there it is.

I'm not getting any oil warning lights but that's not surprising as the car has recently had its oil filled. Could it be overfilled ?

Should I be worried / what should I watch out for?
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Old 07-03-2004, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check that the drain plug is tight, and that the copper washer is not missing or chewed up.
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