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    Weird oil leak

    So I had a power steering leak that was leaking all over the front of the engine and I replaced everything associated with it and stopped that leak. Now I have one coming from the front of the engine. It almost appears to be the same leak it is dripping off the power steering line along with the crossmember.

    I had some oil pooling up in my bellows so badly it would drip off the bellows onto my water pump so I replaced my PCV valve with the updated one and it cut down the amount of oil getting into the intake. I have some sort of leak at the front of the engine its getting on my accesories and causing my belt to squeak. Any common gaskets to leak at the front of the motor?

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    If it's PS fluid that's leaking, check the hose connections and the reservoir...

    I had a leak issue after I replaced my power steering pump. It turned out to be the little o-ring gasket that goes under the reservoir. The new one did not come with one and I didn't know to put one there. I've since replaced it and backed it up with RTV sealant and it's all good now.

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    I don't think its coming from the power steering fluid anymore. I think the motor might be sucking oil in from the hose on the top of the pass side valve cover that goes to the top throttle body. I took the TB off and noticed the chamber was all oil stained. So then (because I park on a hill) he oil puddles in the bellows and drips on the water pump. So how do I stop oil from coming in through that hose?

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    Don't mean to thread jack but what is the updated pcv valve?

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    http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...hole+pcv+valve

    Read the posts someone tested the new one vs the old one.

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    Clean it all up and watch it. My car leaked oil from the bottom of the timing cover in the lower corner after my 1st cam swap. It went all over. Power steering stuff, alternator, etc.

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