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So I have a consistent oil drip on my 2016 570s when parked, to the point where it is leaving big puddles of oil. I pulled the lower pans and found oil dripping where the engine and transmission bolt together. Its dripping off of the starter basically. With the vehicle running it becomes a more consistent flow. Has anyone encountered a leak like this before? Rear Main Seal maybe? Are they a common issue on these?
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So I have a consistent oil drip on my 2016 570s when parked, to the point where it is leaving big puddles of oil. I pulled the lower pans and found oil dripping where the engine and transmission bolt together. Its dripping off of the starter basically. With the vehicle running it becomes a more consistent flow. Has anyone encountered a leak like this before? Rear Main Seal maybe? Are they a common issue on these? View attachment 221377
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That's the area for the rear main seal. Mine was changed while there was just some very minor seepage.
 

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i had a leak on my 570 and had the dealer fix it. they had to replace the whole housing and also clean up the mess that the leak made. I would get it looked at the dealership if possible...if it happens again, they will cover it.
 
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Definitely sounds like a major rear main seal leak if it's coming out from the starter hole. Being a 2016 I'd also change out the DLD while the transmission is out.
 

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@steve570,

I just sent you a PM with my phone number and a request to discuss your leak. I'm sure within a few minutes we can pinpoint the issue and resolve it.

There are a few major places you could be leaking causing the oil to drip near your starter.

- Oil Filter Housing "Vee-Module"
- Transmission Breather vent (located a few inches from the Oil filter Vee-Module, directly on top of the transmission))
- Engine Rear Mail Seal (the worst case - but this is the least likely)
- CV Axle output shaft seal (pass side)
- Transmission weep hole (this would be an easy fix)


Lets connect and get it resolved.

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Curious as to what came about this leak? Did you all find the source and remedy?
 
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