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Oil Leak?? valve Cover? Help

I have been unable to find this leak. It is on the drivers side and may be coming from the valve cover but I cannot tell. Let me know what you guys think, I took a few pictures.










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sure it's motor oil?

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well your using the best oil filter

yeah sure thats not diesel? get some brake cleaner and spray it off and start clean. is your VC real dirty. see if the bolts are lose. but i havent had a lot of VCs leak.

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Try putting some engine oil dye in it, wash it all off and drive it some. It should be visiable under a UV light. Good luck!
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Yes it is quite dirty and I will need to clean it off, I thought it could be power steering fluid but maybe it is diesel. I will clean it off later and see if the source of the leak is more visible.

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yeah maybe power steering.....can you smell??

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Look at the front end of your oil cooler and make sure that it's not leaking where the cooler goes into the end housing. We have 3 of them at the shop right now that leak when the temp gets down into single digits and you fire them up after cold soak. I don't think it's your valve cover because the exhaust manifold is too clean.

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I want to wash down the engine to clean some of this mess up do you guys think it is ok to wash it down when it is below 32 degrees outside?

Thanks for the tip on the oil cooler I will check that today.

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Did you taste it ? ? what did it taste like,,, sorta yuccky...
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