There is some leaking underneath the engine. My guess is that it's an enter image description hereengine oil leak. Do you think I'm correct? From your experience, what is a good place to start looking for the leak? Thank you!

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    Dec 26, 2018 at 19:39

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Looks like oil - simplest place to start is to get the front jacked up, ideally on axle stands or a ramp to make it as safe as possible.

Get a good maintenance lamp and just start looking for oil - the shine gives it away, even amongst the dirt you get on the underside of the engine.

Check the drain valve for the oil pan/sump, and look for drips down the side of the engine block to check for leaks higher up.

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