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Old 04-24-2019, 07:45 PM   #15
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Nope. The leak is really slow, so I'm just gonna ignore it for now.
cough same here.... is there a thread on this?? @Tcoat plz?
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cough same here.... is there a thread on this?? @Tcoat plz?
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My rule of thumb in dealing with oil leaks over dozens of different types of engines for several decades is:

If it don't pool, burn, drip or lower the levels between changes then leave it the hell alone. Sure it ain't pretty but if appearance is an issue just clean it up every now and then. About half the time I tried to fix minor leaks I ended up with a bigger mess than when I started.
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Or you could go to a dealer, the tech squirts a whole tube of sealant on the mating surfaces and you wind up with a seized motor because the sealant clogged an oil passage. I agree with Tcoat, just wipe it up.
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My rule of thumb in dealing with oil leaks over dozens of different types of engines for several decades is:

If it don't pool, burn, drip or lower the levels between changes then leave it the hell alone. Sure it ain't pretty but if appearance is an issue just clean it up every now and then. About half the time I tried to fix minor leaks I ended up with a bigger mess than when I started.

Thanks for the advise Tcoat.

Definitely taking it.
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