On a SI 4.2 E-Type, it looks like oil is coming out between the bottom of the head and the top of the timing chain cover on the Right hand side BUT:
I can see a bit of paper gasket (about 0.75mm thick) sticking out by the front corner - Is there an additional paper gasket in there, or should it just be head gasket material.
If leave it overnight it forms a spot about 15cm in dia, if we raise the front wheels by about 20 cm and leave it overnight then it does not drip.
Power washed the engine yesterday, hopefully the source will be a bit clearer on Monday.
A bit of weeping, sure fair enough, but this much oil when the car is standing, cold - even after a few days says to me that the leak should be down lower.
The bonnet is off, do taking the front cover off without the head is no big deal, I’d rather leave the head on, as the car runs fine.
Opinions? Was the block decked with the timing cover off, and Bubba trimmed the head gasket so he could fit thinner (paper) gaskets in the problem area?