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    Chang
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    engine oil leaks

    While inspecting the car today from above, I saw some possible leaks, but have no idea what might be the cause or where they are coming from. Can anyone give me some hint? Thanks.

    I replaced the oil pressure switch a while ago when I found out it was leaking. It got better but the engine oil seems still leaking. I thought I did not secure the switch tightly enough, but saw these two places today. They are where the red arrow pointing to.

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    Chang
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    I checked again after work today. The area showing in the first picture was dry, so it is probably not an issue there. When I checked several days ago, it was raining, and it is probably got wet from the rain. Happy about that.

    In the second picture, it is connected to a hose. Anyone know its function and what might need replaced?
    I took another picture which is easier to see the leak.

    Thanks.
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    As a Saab Master tech - what leak? This looks like a VERY DRY normal Saab that's being taken care of. I'd not worry about it. It's your intercooler hose having some very normal and very minimal age related seepage. In fact it's likely just dirty and not oil. Please continue to drive and not worry!

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    Thanks, that makes me feel much better.
    I have owned the car for about 5 years, the car died on the road two times, one due to fuel pump, another due to throttle body. The DIC was also replaced around 70k several years ago. Of course, there are also other repair work done in the shop including coolant leaks. So I started to learn to work on it since last year and did several things(thermostat, oil pressure switch, oil change, etc.). Then about two weeks ago, I had to buy another DIC as it is failing again. I started to get a little bit over concerned as my knowledge about the car is still so limited. Hope it will get better and the car would last a bit longer.

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    What's the year and mileage? I'd imagine it has MANY more then a few years left in it. I service a few with nearly 300,000 miles on them and they run and drive great still.

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    It is a 2003 9-5 Aero, it currently has about 125k

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    The Car Quest DIC is not 300.00. It is a very good deal.

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    Chang
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    That is where I got it instead of paying eeuroparts 400+ thanks to the helpful posts on the forum.

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