Maybe I'm an optimist...
It could be leaking from above the bell housing.
Then running down down and looking like the seam is leaking.
That is, it could be just a leaking cam seal or leaking valve cover gasket.
Check above the transmission.
Another possibility, assuming you have the stock airbox.
Is it leaking from the valve cover breather pipe that you maybe forgot to connect to the airbox?
And even then alot of oil from that breather pipe would have nowhere to go except out the bottom of the airbox.
You were talking the other day about the sponge filter for the airbox breather hose...
Last, I don't suppose it really is the oil from the UPP pipe that is so common?
Stock airbox. Nope; line's all hooked up. Minimal drippage out the bottom of the airbox. I replaced the PCV valve when we removed the deer. The intercooler drip is a closer to the drivers' side wheel.
I just removed the airbox and inspected the top side; I can only see the front half, so there could very well be shena****ns going on on the firewall side I can't see. I'll find a lift sooner or later and set aside a day to really pull stuff apart.
Thanks for the suggestions though.
Like Simon said except the cam seal part, they are on the other side of the engine.
I have a very slight leak from the oil pan that causes it at times to have the same symptoms as you do. The oil comes from the back side since the engine is tilted to that side but somehow follows the lip of the oil pan and gets behind the 'dust cover' there at the bottom.
You will have to pull that off and look up there to see if you can tell where the oil is coming from. Good Luck on it Not being the main seal.
It could be oil pan too; I'm going to thoroughly clean that whole area once I get it up on a lift and run it again to pinpoint where it's coming from.
There's also a possibility it could be the oil pressure sensor / seal finally going; I get the intermittent oil light on start-up (ever since 2014) and it's definitely up there on the back of the block in the right location (I think).
Even if it is the main seal, it will be fixed. Short of being compressed into a cube of metal, I will always fix it.
Thanks for the suggestions.
I still miss driving it.
It would have been fantastic on that roadtrip I just took.