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Old 12-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #6
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Humm, have the engine running and take a look at the engine bay. You will see on the left side (while facing your car) 2 circular selenoids that are aligned to the cylinder heads. Those solenoids are equiped with ''O ring'' type of seals. If any of those 2 solenoids are leaking you see engine oil leaking/gushing/spraying etc from those.

I had this issue back in nov 2011 and a faulty VCS (Variable cam Solenoid) was causing some engine oil to spray on the enigine. the smell was very, very bad as you can imagine. Do you see any kind of fluids on top of the engine ?
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