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Assembly Lube or Oil Leak or Both?

SpeedFreek34

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Last week, I wanted to see what it looked like underneath the engine. I found some oil that appears to be coming from in between the engine and the transmission. To me, it appears that the main seal was leaking. I brought it in to the dealership and their technician had informed me that this was just assembly lube and they didn't not find anything else out of place. Has anyone else looked underneath their engine and find oil there?
 

fjrman

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Yes, it's likely assembly lube. I took mine back with the same issue in 2016. They found no problem. Never recurred.
 
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SpeedFreek34

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I wish I knew that before I gave my money to the stealership. I'm used to old cars with leaky rear main seals. My old Honda Civic never did that but I got it used.
 

SDAlexander8

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I had a leak coming from my passenger half-shaft support bearing. It was Green/Yellow in color. Turned out to be grease from the bearing and the half-shaft was replaced under warranty.

The grease was getting hot and turning into a liquid and leaking out of the bearing seals. No drivability issues with it. Just a mess on my belly pan
 
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