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Old 11-01-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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Should I be concerned? Oil leak

Hey guys was doing an oil change today and found this.
Would my powertrain warranty cover this? Should I get it into the dealer?
Not too sure where exactly it's coming from.
Also I've never taken my car to the dealer for anything.
Drive also done all the oil changes myself. Is that going to be a problem and is the dealer going to Hassel me?
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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Is that the trans? If so you're in luck, you get new clutch packs and seals. I wish mine was leaking so I could get my dealer to actually fix mine.
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They would replace the clutch for an oil leak?
It's leaking between the engine and trans but it's a 5 speed
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Old 11-01-2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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Is it oil or leftover goop from manufacturing. The latter is not really oily but like tar.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:02 PM   #5
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Its definitely oil
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:59 PM   #6
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You can figure out which one it is pretty quickly (transmission oil or motor). Almost always, trans oil is red while motor oil is a shade of brown or yellow. Put a few drips on white paper and see which color.

If it's motor oil, it's not guaranteed to be covered by the powertrain so you'll want to see if you can identify the source (unless you know the source to be the seal).

On the other hand, transmission oil would more than likely be covered by your warranty.

From the pictures, it seems like it's coming from somewhere else and that spot where you see the drips is where it ends up. I'd try and track it up the engine to find the source; if you're feeling ambitious you can wash the engine well, take it for a drive, then get back in there and see where any new oil appears.
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I'm certain it's oil
With that being said why wouldn't it be covered under powertrain warranty?
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They would replace the clutch for an oil leak?
It's leaking between the engine and trans but it's a 5 speed
^ He thought you had the DCT transmission.

Could be the rear main seal but like chemistkremer said, oil leaking from up top may be dripping down the motor.

Your 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty is still in effect for another 10k miles so my advice would be to get it to the dealer soon.

The fact that you did your own oil changes should not be a problem.
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^ He thought you had the DCT transmission.

Could be the rear main seal but like chemistkremer said, oil leaking from up top may be dripping down the motor.

Your 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty is still in effect for another 10k miles so my advice would be to get it to the dealer soon.

The fact that you did your own oil changes should not be a problem.
Right, did not catch the 5 spd part
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I checked the sides and it looked like it wasn't coming from up top it looked like just that one general area where it was coming from.
I think I'll give my dealer a call tomorrow and have it checked out
Is there anything I should be worried about as far as mods Go that they would try to pin the problem on?
On mods as far as engine are snorkel delete and K&N drop in
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