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sorta common. but I'd look into the valve cover first. leaks at the back can dribble just as much oil as a RMS and are infinitely easier to cure. Try wiping a paper towel back there to see is the oily residue is fresh or old.

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This is unlikely, but possible and doesn't hurt to check.


My 88 XJ had what appeared to be a VC or RMS leak. It wasn't either. Turns out the passenger side coil spring had broken, resulting in the passenger UCA to smack the pan. At first it wasn't bad, the oil trailed along the oil pan lip and dripped off the back. But it got much, much worse.

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