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Is Oil leak deadly

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I have recently purchased my first alfa, 156 2.0JTS SW and loving every second of it. I seem to have also aquired a new pastime as well visiting the local alfa specialist. They have said that here is a small oil leak by the Cam belt somewhere. Is this something I need to sort out immedatley or if I keep the oil topped up leave it until next pay day.
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Should be fine, provided the oil isn't getting onto the cambelt or any of the tensioners/pulleys.

If the oil has saturated the cambelt, I'd not drive it
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One of the most common places for an oil leak is the cam cover gasket. This is easy and cheap to replace. 20 plus half hour labour, or you can change it yourself easy enough.

The other place it could be leaking from is the oil seal that goes around the outside of the cam variator.
This will require removal of the cambelt, and inlet camshaft to replace, but if the oil has contaminated the belt it will need changing anyway.
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