Introduction: Finding and Fixing an Engine Oil Leak.
I recently noticed drops of oil when reversing the car into my garage. While parked no oil drips. Carefully investigating I saw oil on the engine mount bracket which made me alarmed for an oil leak so high.
Here is how I fixed this problem.
Step 1: Removing the Valve and Timing Belt Upper Covers.
The inside of the Timing Belt Upper cover shows oil which is not good at all.
Step 2: Forensic Evaluation.
Oil has been seeping from the valve cover into the Timing Belt area. The suspect here is the valve cover gasket.
Step 3: Replacing the Gasket.
Thankfully I had a spare gasket and I slotted it into place and apply silicone gasket to the corners. I cleaned off the old silicone from the engine block.
Step 4: Reinstallation and Completion.
Once bolted back in placed and torqued, I washed the engine and let it dry for 4 hours. Starting the car up and Test driving on a date shows no more oil leaks.