Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: st joseph, il, usa
Oops, I'm spotting, too...
I have started my winter time maintenence and was tearing all the plasitc off when I noticed that, at 52K, there are some minor oil seepages around a couple of different locations in the front of the engine. One is a small spot on the seam of the timing chain cover, and one is behind the water pump. They both seem very minor (just a little of crud built up around them, but some fresh looking oil under one of them) and there has been no detectable oil loss. I first noticed this a couple of years ago and the problem has remained consistent, in that two years later the amount of seepage is just the same.
Are these likely to get worse to the point that they will require attention?
Are these things reasonable easy to fix if need be--as in is it a bolt on and off operation that a minimally experienced person like me can do?