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oil leak, exhaust leak, engine noise

Hi, looking for some help with just a few minor issues

1) Firstly there is an oil leak originating as far as i can see from a ledge at rear of engine below exhaust manifold - any ideas what this could be?

2)There is also a small cloud of exhaust gas coming from same area quite noticable on idle an smelly. Where is that most likely to be coming from, can't see any obvious source.

3)Finally there is a quick 1,2,3,4-1,2,3,4 tapping noise as if someone is tapping inside top of engine with a spanner. Guess it is pistons. Is that OK or are they about to shoot thru engine head?

cheers, steve

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1 & 2 Sounds like you have a breather pipe disconnected.

3 - Would need to hear it myself, but I'd think all is well, diesel combustion can sound alarming at times!
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lol that's funny, cheers dave know what to be looking for now. would be nice if both probs 1+2 are connected (or not connected as the pipe may be!)

glad i won't be needing to let a small stuck mechanic with a spanner out from inside my engine!
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