Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Hartfield, E Sussex
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Good stuff from Mike. First off, I'd clean/power wash it off underneath, sump etc. get it really clean and then check to see where it is getting oily. Mine looked awful when I got it, at 97,000 miles. Power washed, actually not leaking too badly ..... for an R53. This is it at its annual MOT (as it was up on the ramp) at 106,000 miles in April this year. I have done nothing since buying it about fixing any oil leakage.
Second, make sure the oil is topped up and keep track of how much it is using - which could be two ways, burning or leaking.
Incidentally, I've found it incredibly difficult to read the dipstick, especially when the oil is fresh. So I've modded it. Pics. Turns out mine is overfull currently (but with the yellow tip I couldn't tell).