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Re: leaking oil onto my belt
I assume you're talking about your timing belt. If it is the one that is oil soaked, it should be replaced, even though it's only been on a few miles. Timing belts are not designed to run in an oil environment. They will eventually soak up the oil and cause separation of the plies of rubber and fabric.
Obviously, it sounds like you've got a seal failure someplace, but the belt should be replaced. Any rubber belt, v-belt, serp, or timing should be replaced if oil soaked.
I work in belt application engineering and deal with this stuff on a daily basis. Hope this helps.
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