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    Mustang5ohMan Well-Known Member

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    Came home to this in my garage. No oil changes on the car yet since purchase, and no rain.
    Hope it’s just something I picked up from the road.

    Thoughts on this?
    19 GT PP1, 4200 miles. 01D581C4-6605-4466-AA22-A6466EAF7A45.jpeg
     
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    Probably a loose oil filter from the factory. Right about 4k miles on my car i started seeing a small leak too. Factory filter was loose. I've changed all my own oil since and never had another leak.
     
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    damn that’s crazy.
     
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    Is your leak right inside of the drivers wheel area? Those spots in your picture look identical to the spots I had... been almost two years and 32k miles since then with no other issues.
     
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    haven’t looked. It’s going in for an oil change soon anyhow so sure the problem would be corrrcted.
     
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    It could be shock oil too if close to a wheel. By the location of the drops, you should be able to know more or less where it's coming from. A minute under the car with a flashlight should reveal the source :). Run your fingers (or a white shop towel) to confirm. Good luck.
     
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    thats what I was going to say

    a friend of mine had the issue with his 19 GT and it was the filter
     
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    I don't care if it were going to the shop tomorrow for an oil change I'd be under the car looking before I posted on the internet. Even if it's just a loose filter if it's loose enough to make drops like that it's loose enough to become much looser quickly. Nothing is going to damage an engine more quickly than loss of oil.
    If you want internet opinions, fine, but see to the car first.
     
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    I’ve had the oil pressure sender (above the oil filter) develop a leak a couple of times in the 60k I’ve owned the car. One time they thought it was the oil coller and replaced that too. Oil can get blown around at speed so it can be tricky to find the source. Make sure the filter is tight first of course
     
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    Yeah I woke up today and saw more oil drops on my floor. Took it to the dealer and there was some oil leaking from the filter, dealer said it was tight though so we will see.

    Either way used one of my (free) services and had the oil changed. Fresh filter and fresh oil. Only thing I didn’t like is it seemed he added water to my coolant tank... which I didn’t request.
     
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    If they added anything to your coolant reservoir, let's hope it was coolant. If the level was low, why wouldn't you want them to top it up? I would wonder why it is low.

     
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    It appeared to be water... but maybe it went into the washer fluid opening with some actually washer fluid... which maybe he did to dilute it.
     
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    Because they're all low. Something changed with the new cars, the factory fill always ends up reading a little low in the reservoir. I filled mine up to max and its stayed there since.
     
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    It’s either he added water to it, or he diluted the washer fluid. I saw blue washer fluid going on... not sure if water went in with it also. Hopefully he added it washer fluid to dilute it... guess I might need to check to with them then.
     
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    I have a 19 PP2 and when I went to do my first oil chance my factory filter was leaking slightly too. Wasn't really enough for me to notice drips.
     
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