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Oil can leak from the oil pump cover seal. Oil will be visible at the bottom and left side of the engine, behind the crankshaft pulley. The seal will need to be replaced.

Coolant leakage between the cylinder heads can be caused by failure of the oil cooler cover seal. Mixing of oil and coolant is possible and would be seen in the coolant expansion tank.

Oil commonly leaks from the valve cover gasket requiring replacement of the gasket.

If you hear knocking noises while driving over bumps, the front ball joints should be inspected. The upper and lower ball joints are known to wear.

If coolant is leaking, it may be from the water pump gasket. Coolant will be seen at the rear of the engine.

Oil can leak from the oil pump cover seal. Oil will be visible at the bottom and rear of the engine. The seal will need to be replaced.

Oil commonly leaks from the valve cover gasket requiring replacement of the gasket. Oil will be visible at the top of the engine and possibly in the center area around the spark plugs.

My 900 turbo had an issue where the sunroof drains would get clogged with leaves and other debris, causing water to leak when it rained and the interior to flood. Upon some research and talking to other owners, I learned this is pretty common with this model. Using compressed air, you can put the nossel up to the drain and force air through the drain duct, thereby cleaning it out.