Cam seals or valve cover gaskets or CCT gasket are the biggest likely culprit.
Any way to get a clearer picture and one of the backside of the engine?
Also I saw the oil coming out is kindda fresh. This cannot be the engine oil because my engine oil is old and very dark. So could it be that power steering line is leaking?
I'm making that comparison to say an old Chevy or Ford where you could almost run those empty for weeks on end, dump some fluid in and all is good.
On our cars, as soon as you hear the power steering pump whining or groaning, get some fluid in it!
the spot where you are losing fluid could also be your steering rack. They have tendency to go bad as well. They are in the fire wall so you can look at the rubber seals on the rack to see if you are losing any in there, or at the steering pump.
Crawled under the car today and discovered that the leaking oil is indeed from the tranny pan. Turns out that I had not tightened a couple of bolts a few weeks back when I changed the ATF and the oil was coming out of those bolts. Tightened them and oil leak is gone for now. Thanks for suggestions and support though.
Nice, an easy fix and a happy ending. A phrase uncommon with owning a Passat.
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