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    Smidge Of Oil From Head Gasket

    Iíve got a 2.0 Sport Hatch and Iíve recently noticed that there is a little bit of oil/oil staining from the head gasket area. The car runs fine, no oil drips etc. and has only covered just over 8000 miles.

    What Iím wondering is would it be best to just leave it alone, if I have it messed with by Vauxhall will it just end up the same or worse? The oil could do with a change, would that help due to the old oil thinning slightly?

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    If it's a slight stain I'd be tempted to leave it alone until you see signs of oil in the water or emulsified oil in the rocker cover.

    This could also be a sign of a blocked breather pipe though, so I'd check it.

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