Oil Pool Top of Engine Block, Drivers Side

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    Oil Pool Top of Engine Block, Drivers Side

    I noticed today that there is a small pool of oil resting in the nooks on the top of my engine block on the drivers side. When checking the dipstick the oil does not appear to be low. Has anyone had this problem or seen this before? Is there something in that area that would leak oil, other than the possibility of a cracked block. Any tips or advice would be much appreciated.

    Note that the short block assembly was replaced by the dealer at 60K due to oil consumption. Car now has 78K.

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    Is it close to where Oil cap is? could just be spilled oil from adding oil after oil change......clean it up best you can and keep an eye on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BicycleMad View Post
    Is it close to where Oil cap is? could just be spilled oil from adding oil after oil change......clean it up best you can and keep an eye on it.
    No its not near the oil cap, I thought that as well. Its more deep down in the valleys of the top of the engine block. Its near a black fitting on the engine block but I'm not too sure what it is.

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    Maybe the last person who changed the oil didn't poke a nail through the top of the oil filter before removing it and wasn't careful after. There is a lot of oil vacuum locked in an intact filter that can pour out when the filter is removed.

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    thanks for that tip greywolf. Simple and effective.

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    The anti drain back valve still holds back a lot of oil, but that doesn't come out so easily.

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    Took the car to Wayne Subaru this morning who did the short block install. Turns out oil is leaking from the timing chain cover on the drivers side as well as the PCV connector hose assembly (which is the black fitting I was talking about). Dealer agreed to replace timing chain gasket and PCV assembly under the 2 year warranty given when the short block was installed.

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    Hate to hear this. Glad they are covering it.

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