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Spotted this area as I was re-installing my painted engine cover today. Any thoughts?

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I've had similar buildup immediately below the center pulley. Cleaned it off of and it returns every six months or so. Can only attribute mine to "road grime" it's not getting worse or a significant amount if it is coming form something internal; but it is upsetting. How many miles are on your car?
 

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I've had similar buildup immediately below the center pulley. Cleaned it off of and it returns every six months or so. Can only attribute mine to "road grime" it's not getting worse or a significant amount if it is coming form something internal; but it is upsetting. How many miles are on your car?
Thanks for replying. I’ve just hit 33,000 miles.
 

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While I'm not going to be able to tell you where this may be coming from, perhaps I can give you piece of mind. On mine, I cleaned it off then paid close attention on how long (miles) it took to go back. With me about 15k. That gave me some piece of mind as to if it was internal it wasn't bad enough to justify freaking out over.

If you clean it this weekend and next weekend it's back, you may have a problem.
 

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Now I am going to have to check mine. The cover looks great btw...did you paint it or buy one of the pre painted ones?
 

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While I'm not going to be able to tell you where this may be coming from, perhaps I can give you piece of mind. On mine, I cleaned it off then paid close attention on how long (miles) it took to go back. With me about 15k. That gave me some piece of mind as to if it was internal it wasn't bad enough to justify freaking out over.

If you clean it this weekend and next weekend it's back, you may have a problem.
Good call. Will do. Actually don’t know when it began. Just simply noticed at 33k.
 

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Now I am going to have to check mine. The cover looks great btw...did you paint it or buy one of the pre painted ones?
Thanks. Yeah, I did it myself. High-heat paint from auto parts store. Silver is most always a forgiving paint, which makes anyone look like a pro.

I posted my before/after in another string.
 

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I had the same issue it is the timing cover, The sealant they used at the factory wasn't the best from what i've read and is a common issue. I took my mustang in to the dealer and it was able to be claimed under warranty and was fixed.
 

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Its common ..and a easy fix ..I have a tread about it..hope it helps
I was just going to mention that this is a common problem that's easily cured. There is a thread about it that details how to correct the seepage. I'm fixing mine in the next day or so.
 
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