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    Nuisance oil leak from back of AXP engine

    My friends 1.4 16v engine has a slow leak which seems to be coming from back of engine. Its a cosmetic nuisance on the path, rather than a leak which seriously reduces the oil level. Position is on cam belt side, about halfway between cam belt and centre of engine. Very hard to see up there from below, and down there from above, which doesn't sound good from a trying to fix it point of view. Anyone any ideas please ? I believe there is an oil separator in that area. Done about 120k miles, and still runs very well.
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    Quite often it is a blocked crankcase breather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    Quite often it is a blocked crankcase breather.
    Thanks Crasher, is that a bolt on part?
    54 plate Touran 1.6 FSI, Engine: BLP, Gearbox: GKB, DSG
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