In a message dated 98-08-31 18:50:41 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org<img src=/i/dn.gif border=0 width=35 height=15> writes:
But no, some oil appears to be leaking ever so slightly from around the
head. Haven't really gotten a good look yet.
But I can see the residue of oil that was "slung" on one of the drive
How "common" is this?
I haven't taken it in for the 5K mile service, but hopefully they will be
able to fix it then.....
I have vented now, I feel better... :-)
No No No...that is NOT an OIL LEAK!!!...that's the stuff they put on the head
gasket when they mount the head....Some of that "stuff" sneaks out(when the
head is placed over the block)...This "stuff" now gets cooked/melts and looks
like oil coming from around the cylinder head. and YES it will run down the
engine block..I had the same thing, when my car had 1000 miles...I wiped it
off, and I have not seen it since then.
6/97 Gti-vr6 DE(no oil leaks yet!!!...11,980 miles, Edition)
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