oil leak

Asked by Jun 22, 2017 at 02:42 PM about the 1998 Mazda 323 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Likely cause and solution for a small oil leak from the the vicinity of the distributor cap, at the nearside (passenger side) of the engine (not the timing belt side)?

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A leaking gasket or O ring. Valve cover gaskets are a typical leak source.

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Thanks very much, I'll order a valve cover gasket and o ring as this sounds very likely the cause of the leak, and it won't hurt to replace them anyway given I'll likely need to go in there anyway. Thanks again!

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