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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Where is this coming from?

Looks like a bad seal, or gasket? Anyone tell where this might be coming from? Just got back from a 80 mile run and saw this while parking in the garage...

2006 F4 w/3,600 miles....
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It´s curious but only saw this in a mew model F4RR 2012!
Probably isn´t the same issue but I leave it to the experts...
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Pull the side panel off for a closer look.
Kinda hard to guess with all that plastic in the way.

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Pull the side panel off for a closer look.
Kinda hard to guess with all that plastic in the way.
Yup…that's my plan. I wanted to get an initial pic up to see if it jumped out at anyone. I'll post some additional close ups.

At first glance, it looks like it's coming out of the "F4" piece, but I'm not sure what component that is as of yet…
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That's the crankshaft timing cover. Could be the source, but again, you won't know until you get the plastics off.

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The crankshaft timing cover has a rubber gasket.

You can remove the cover using an 8 mm socket. Inspect the mating surfaces then clean or replace the gasket.
Do not over tighten the 5 bolts holding the timing cover in place - refer to the service manual for the correct torque require for those bolts or someone here will have that info and may add it.

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Dave is spot on, very common place for minor problem, use some Form-A-Gasket when re-installing cover after clean-up.

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Here is closer pic, just to confirm what looks like has already been said. It's very minimal, but I'm sure would only get worse from here. Once removed, is oil (or ??) going to pour out? And where would I acquire a seal for this?
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This is just a cover, a bit of oil might come out but not a lot. Either take the o-ring to a seal place and match it up or do like Donsy says and use some stuff to seal it up.
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Thumbs up 10 min job

Here is what you will find when you remove the cover. Some oil will come out. Clean the cover well, and inspect the seal. If it's bad you can check with Noel. Put a skim layer of gasket sealer around the contact surface before you bolt it back on. Like Dave said, check the manuals for the torque specs, slap the bodywork back on and poof! you're off.
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