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156 JTS - small oil leak - help needed

Hi folks, newbie here.

Happy owner to a 156 JTS SW -02 that I bought in Nov '11 with ~ 140kkm in very good condition.

Now, I had a full service & cambelt changed in March, and I believe that shortly after that I started getting spots on my driveway. Can't say for sure it started immediately after the service, but round about there.

I'm good on theory but lacking practical mechanical experience, so need some help on what I'm looking at and where the leak might be.

The photo with the polydrive (?) bolt is where I believe it finally drips down from. It looks dry above, although very difficult to see.

So, can it be some gasket that was old and they should have noticed and changed in the service?

Btw, the previous owner used 10-40 oil but during the service they changed (correctly I understand) to 10-60 - but this should help avoid a leak, no?

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rocker cover gasket needs changing, and when toy do replace make sure you use sealant in the corners as the cambelt end.
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Open the cambelt cover and check for leaks in there, could be cam shaft seals.

Also are you sure the oil is engine oil? looks a bit light. Check driveshaft areas, sometimes it may run to sump. Could be gearbox oil
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