posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 07:36 PM
It definitely looks like the Tappet/Rocker/Valve cover gasket but you won't know until you take off the cowling and have a look.
It may just be one of the spark plug boots has come off and is allowing oil to contaminate the area under the cowling.
If it is the gasket, from memory, I think the Lanos has a paper gasket that retails for about $20. It is an easy fix and should take about 15mins to
remove and clean and about 5mins to reassemble.
NOTE. If cash is tight....remove the plastic cowling and check that the rocker cover fasteners are all there and tensioned appropriately. If one or
more is loose, then you may be able to slow the leak significantly with a simple re-tension. ALSO note that once the gasket starts to leak, it will
always weep a small amount of oil, no matter what you do.
I would be more concerned with the top/upper radiator hose as it looks like it is ready to blow.
I would recommend that you change it ASAP as it is a PITA to deal with roadside and is a pretty simple fix from home. Again, it is only about $20 for
the hose and another $10 - $20 odd for rust-inhibitor/anti-freeze/coolant.
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