I have two issues
I have an oil leak on the backside of my motor. I went to ford last year and they said it was the valve cover gasket. Well it wasn't the first time ford has mislead me because I changed it and still have this leak. Maybe I'll change it again since it's been a while since I've looked at it. Anyway you can see the oil collecting on the bold at the bottom of the V shaped plastic to the left of the oil filter. Anyone think it would be worth taking the intake manifold off to get a thorough look? Any idea what may be causing this?
My other issue is that when my car is cold and I accelerate or decelerate when the engine is under load, or maybe more specifically some part of the chassis or suspension, there is some sort of creaking noise. This only happens when at the start of when I hit the gas or the start of decelerating and only when the car is cold. I tought it might be some engine mount issue but I have no idea. Also I noticed there is a slight crack in my lower motor mount. do you think this warrants replacing it?
I appreciate anyone's time for looking. Thanks