Check the back side of the valve cover. Common leak.
Yeah, i planned on going over that today. Any idea of anything else I should check???Check the back side of the valve cover. Common leak.
Here's a little list of some possible oil leak sources I could think of on your 5SFE engine. If you can check each one to make sure it is not the problem you may be able to narrow down the source of your oil leak.
1- Distributor o-ring > replaced so you should be OK.
2- Valve Cover Gasket > replace (these always sweat / leak down the back side of the engine).
3- Oil Pan > check (this never leaks since it is not a gasket just RTV sealant with no oil pressure.
4- Rear Main Crankshaft Seal > check (engine oil leaking between engine and transmission cover)
On the front side of the engine... (less likely since you said it's dripping on the flex pipe).
5- Oil Pump o-ring > this becomes brittle and cracks and leaks oil under pressure. Check all around the lower timing belt cover on the front side of the engine. This should be changed every time you do the timing belt.
6- Oil pump shaft seal > if you see oil around the oil pump.
7- Front crank shaft seal > check
8- Camshaft timing belt sprocket oil seal > check
While you are at it you may want to double check your oil filter cooler gasket is not leaking. It leaks between the engine block and cooler that the oil filter mounts on to and the oil drips down the front of the engine.
There are probably many more potential sources but these are few that I have had experience with in the past.
Hope this helps.