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Old 05-17-2016, 10:26 PM
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Do I have a blown head gasket?

Hello - I recently bought a 2003 S430 with 60K miles and just noticed too much grease oil by the engine. Would someone please tell me if i have a blown head gasket? Or where would this oil be coming from? The car is 13 years old... could it be because of its age? Please see pics below. Thank you!
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:24 PM
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Looks more like the valve cover gasket is leaking to me. But it's not leaking so bad that you need worry right now.
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Definitely very normal to have a bit of valve cover seepage. Doesn't look like anything to worry about to me. Usually it's not something that needs fixed right away unless it's actually looking wet or you can smell oil burning on the exhaust.
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Small Valve cover gasket leak is very common , not to worry

Just add oil whenever the dash tells you to add a quart
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Definitely very normal to have a bit of valve cover seepage. Doesn't look like anything to worry about to me. Usually it's not something that needs fixed right away unless it's actually looking wet or you can smell oil burning on the exhaust.
Thank you for your response! I became concerned when i saw what I have shown on the second picture, where it looks a bit wet but i guess i will clean it off a bit and just monitor down the line.
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