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Here are some pictures. The first picture shows the seepage starting from the top of the driver side valve cover. Where the A/C belt starts on the top and the area of where the electrical harness wire is located at the valve cover. The trail of seepage drips down to the A/C compressor on the other side of the A/C belt. It has yet to hit the oil pan or the under tray cover.

It's a small amount of seepage.

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You will not be able to see this from the top, underneath the hood.

2nd picture and 3rd picture is a closer picture of the area where the seepage ends up without additional dripping going further down.
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Yeah, not sure I'd want to take anything apart for that. I'd keep an eye on it and enjoy the car in the meantime.
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Another vote for keep an eye on it and enjoy your car.
I'll bet that it doesn't get worse and likely stops.
Stuff like that tends to resolve itself as the oil hits the air it thickens/hardens and fills the tiny imperfection in the mating surfaces.
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Here are some pictures. .....It's a small amount of seepage.
Hard to tell for sure from the pictures. But it seems odd to me that an engine oil drip from above would follow the A/C compressor flange so thin and neatly. To my eye, this actually looks like typical A/C refrigerant seepage at the flange. The circulating refrigerant is mixed with a small amount of oil to lubricate the compressor internals. Regardless of the source, it doesn't look like it would be worthwhile tearing into things yet. Just my two cents.
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Here are some pictures. .....It's a small amount of seepage.
Hard to tell for sure from the pictures. But it seems odd to me that an engine oil drip from above would follow the A/C compressor flange so thin and neatly. To my eye, this actually looks like typical A/C refrigerant seepage at the flange. The circulating refrigerant is mixed with a small amount of oil to lubricate the compressor internals. Regardless of the source, it doesn't look like it would be worthwhile tearing into things yet. Just my two cents.
If you look further up you can see the oil seepage starts from the valve cover. Here is a zoomed pic of the area of where it starts.

My plan is to leave it too for now. And before the warranty ends and also after the next oil change to look at it again.

So looks like I'm the only one with this problem so far.
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That would drive me nuts especially for a new car.
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I would clean it so you can quantify the amount over time and whether the leak is becoming worse. When it is clean take pictures and email them to your own gmail or other commercial account. Continue to take pictures and email them to yourself at regular intervals giving you a sort of time lapse photo documentation of the leak. These will be invaluable later if things go to ****. It isn't that you want to go to court, I'm no attorney but I suspect based on an MM action I pursued you will wish you had never started no matter what the outcome. What you're looking for is to protect yourself if the leak becomes catastrophic causing an expensive failure and also in the nearer term to have something undeniable to show the service department about the leak and what it is doing. Is it getting no worse, getting worse, etc. I've come to notice over time. If nothing else you will be able to rest easier knowing exactly what you're looking at. I agree with others though, I would have to think hard before I decided I wanted my engine torn into depending on the leak. A valve cover is one thing but major surgery would have me thinking I might prefer to hold off until the leak became a problem.
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My Macan S does burn oil. Halfway between oil changes every 5000 miles or so it asks for a quart.

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Looks like a valve cover leak to me. I wonder why the dealer won't take corrective action. I bet if oil was dripping on the exhaust manifold they would take care of that right away!!
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I would clean it so you can quantify the amount over time and whether the leak is becoming worse. When it is clean take pictures and email them to your own gmail or other commercial account. Continue to take pictures and email them to yourself at regular intervals giving you a sort of time lapse photo documentation of the leak. These will be invaluable later if things go to ****. It isn't that you want to go to court, I'm no attorney but I suspect based on an MM action I pursued you will wish you had never started no matter what the outcome. What you're looking for is to protect yourself if the leak becomes catastrophic causing an expensive failure and also in the nearer term to have something undeniable to show the service department about the leak and what it is doing. Is it getting no worse, getting worse, etc. I've come to notice over time. If nothing else you will be able to rest easier knowing exactly what you're looking at. I agree with others though, I would have to think hard before I decided I wanted my engine torn into depending on the leak. A valve cover is one thing but major surgery would have me thinking I might prefer to hold off until the leak became a problem.
I will be taking pictures periodically to see if there are any additional significant leakage. It's also noted in porsche system with pictures of their own. So it's kept track with them and with my own set of pictures.
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