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Old 04-26-2009, 10:06 AM   #1
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Oil on cyl heads?

Finally got a chance to poke around under my '01 S. I'm curious whether some oil on the (what I think are the) heads is normal, or bad, etc...

0300 is left side photo, 0301 is right side.



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Old 04-26-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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you're getting a little weeping from the area around the bolts.

nothing to really worry about, then again, you really shouldn't have any oil outside the motor at all.

Clean it up, make sure the bolts are properly torqued (use a torque wrench), and keep an eye on it.

Eventually, you may need to replace the gasket, but there's no hurry from the looks of your photos. But, if you ever have to do any other repair, keep this in mind and take care of it then.

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