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Went out today to check on the cars, and there are a number of very black oily puddles along side the MaggotWaggon where I park outside. Usually, SWMBO takes that spot, and I noticed the puddles yesterday under her car, but thought it was just rainwater (it was dusk at the time). Well, I look under the hood, no leaks, no drips, no errors, yet the rightfront wheelwell is just coated with oil and grease! The puddles must be coming from rainwater splashing up there and washing the grease off. What the #$&?? I pull it into the garage, jack it up, and remove the tire. No obvious leaks on the underside of the engine, nor anywhere else. I see similar, but less severe, oil and grease on the right rear; none on the left sides. Brake lines aren't leaking. I cleaned it all up with SimpleGreen, and will keep an eye on it. Yes, we have big puddles from rain around here, but why only on the right side?

When the Exploder comes home, I'll inspect it as well. This is wierd.

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This reminds me of an acquaintance of mine back in school - everyone got tired of him talking about how great his Firebird was (not a parallel to Midlife, BTW), so about three of us got together and would pour out a pint or so of burnt oil everywhere the guy parked his car - we got him at school, at work, and at home at night. We always dumped the oil in the same place. This went on for about 2 - 3 weeks. The guy would complain daily about an oil leak, but the oil level in his engine did not drop - Of course we all had him chasing different "problems" every day that would cause an oil leak. We finally gave the guy a break after he had rented a bay at a local gas station to check out the problem since he was otherwise stumped.

BTW - Midlife - I wondered if you had bought the 2001 Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon calendars for home and office?

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Midlife, one of the things you just said is a lesson I learned a while back, whether I use Simple Green or something else... If something breaks or isn't working right, the first thing I do now is clean it.

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Maggotwaggon a FWD vehicle?? Honda, I think you said, yes?....

How about CV joint boot leaking?....water in, grease out...*G*...puddle, puddle...

Could be a CV joint boot leak at the transaxle too...more sinister

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Yup, FWD Honda. I inspected the boots, they look pristene, clean, and dry. I found a very minor oil pan leak, but it was so far away from the wheel, it wasn't funny. The amount of oil on the wheel wells seemed to be about a pint or so. I wonder if I could pick it up when driving over newly laid asphalt???

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Hi, if you picked it up on the road it would be all down the side of the car too not just under the wheel. what does it smell like??? John

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Do you know where bishir lives???

hehehe

Or maybe it was some practical jokers at that DOD place you work at....you drive the maggotwagon, yes?

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It does run under the rocker panel for about half the length of the car. The wheel well area that is oil covered was about the width of the tire, suggesting that the tire kicked it up...but only on one side? Still wierd.

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