Problem Description and Possible Solution
Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.
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Average mileage: 93,772 (47,000–136,300)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
21 people reported this problem
Not sure that the oil leak is coming from the camshaft chain tensioner and/or valve cover gaskets yet, but suspect it is. I just bought the car used, have only driven it 30 miles so far. It just started leaking, and cannot tell from where the oil is leaking. Having it checked out in 2 days.
oil in cylinders #1, #2, & #3 above spark plugs.
oil seen leaking down from valve cover seal into tube.
COP(s) covered in oil.