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I am trying to figure out where the oil leak is coming from on my Chevy below I’ve posted a picture of where it’s leaking. It does not indicate my oil is low, seems to only leak after I’ve driven the car, oil burns off quickly after about five minutes of the car being warmed up and then you do not smell the oil burning off again until you drive the car the next time. As you can see from the photo it seems to be leaking under oil filter compartment. I wiped around the oil filter compartment and found no traces of oil.
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What engine do you have? I am guessing oil cooler seals if you smell it burning then it's dripping onto the exhaust.
 

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1.4 liter and yes I can smell it burning off when my car warms up. Today I drove it down to the store to get it heated up fairly quickly and when I came back I open the hood immediately and I could see it smoking from that area and I could see visible oil there on the metal part that’s how I figured out it was leaking in that area so I took a picture of it
 

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Correct my if I'm wrong, but that is a 1.8l.

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Still the same, the seals turn hard, shrink and start leaking. On mine i had the cooler leak oil into the coolant.

Advice to scrap the seal area smooth with a long razor and finish with a fine grit sand paper.
 

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I am not seeing any oil in the coolant yet I think the leak started about a month ago and is very slow as my oil levels are Normal when car is cold
 
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