Need some dry
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Isle of Man
Are oil leaks a common problem?
After 6 days ownership I noticed a fairly heavy oil leak (about 6 drips overnight). I didnít notice it sooner due to the constant wet weather, but after a dry night I saw the oil patch on the road and have been monitoring it since. The dealer gave it a full service just before I bought it so hopefully itís a minor problem e.g. oil filter seal not seated properly. Iím worried it might be something more serious e.g. a cracked sump. Itís only two years old and I didnít think this kind of problem should be common Ė I have the other common problems of water in the spare wheel area, roll hoop plastic falling off, driverís seat not flipping forward. Itís going in to a local repair shop this Saturday for investigation, unfortunately I canít take it back to the dealer as they are a four hour ferry journey plus three hour drive away (then return). Has anyone else had oil leaks on a fairly new car?