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1997 993 oil leak


Vehicle Information: Year: 1997; Body Type: Convertible; Total Mileage: 11,500;

Found the oil leak. It was coming from the top of the chain tensioner housing (right/passenger side. There are two holes in the housing, covered/plugged with some type of composite fitting. The forward most one was deep enough to be partially through the housing allowing oil to escape.The shop decided to fill the hole with epoxy (inexpensive) rather than drop the engine and replace/repair the housing ($$$$).Questions: What are the holes for, and are there any forseeable problems with their fix? ----- Original Question:After having an oil change done by the local dealer, there was a burning oil smell, and some oil dripping on the floor (the engine "aero-dynamic" under tray has been removed for better cooling/noise). Took the car back to the dealer, and they said it was due to some spillage during replacing the oil, and they cleaned it up (at no additional cost). After driving, there still will be some oil drippings on the floor.Is this a normal, possibly the result of the low viscosity synthetic oil, or a symptom of a more serious problem?

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