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SoCalHallett

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Took the 240 out and while cruising could smell what I believed to be some oil burning but only seemed to happen when I opened it up and was around 35mph..

At first thought it was just some spillage from being serviced but with further inspection on the water I found this small drip leak on a hose. Wondering if anyone has any ideas of the source or has dealt with this before.

Engine is a 7.4L Merc and I included a pic to help show/explain..thanks as always Tommy

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Ragged Edge

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I can't think of anything above that hose that could cause motor or drive oil to be dripping down. My first thought would be spillage from the oil filter change. I would wipe the oil away and see if it comes back, if it does then start looking hard at where it's coming from.

On another note, from the water trail on the side of the exhaust manifold it's time for riser gaskets if they have not recently been done.
 
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