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my Acura vigor had a sudden valve cover leak resulting in a

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my Acura vigor had a sudden valve cover leak resulting in a fire on the exhaust manifold , which was put out in a minute. Now after driving a few minutes , oil weeps from somewhere around the ex manifold. (the valve cover gasket is fixed) I clean the area thoroughly between runs and wipe it down with a paper towel to check. Also looking with a mirror , but I can't see . anywhere oil is on & around the ex manifold bolts. Any ideas ? I'm afraid to drive it more than 10 min. Then the slight oil smokes on ex manifold. Car runs great otherwise and don't see oil in radiator or exhaust. No other oil leak.distributor seals put in recently.

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The only thing I can reccommend is to double check the valve cover gasket. That is the only place it can leak from. In my experience those gaskets are tricky to puy back on. Did you replace it with a new rubber gasket? Did you use any tube sealant? If there is sealant inbetween the rubber gasket and the valve cover it will continue to leak. If you are 100% certain without a doutbt the valve cover gaskets are good, then I would focus on checking the distributor oild seal as this will also leak. Let me know if you have any further questions. If not be sure to Accept, you can continue to ask questions related to this problem.

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