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So I was checking my oil level and removed the "beauty cover" so i can wipe the oil drips... then I noticed there is some oil seeping on the left side (driver side) on the engine...

I also notice my radiator coolant is on the LOW side...

Should I be concerned ?

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Use some brake clean and clean off the oil stain and monitor it. If it comes back bring it to the dealer.

I’m not sure what that sensor is that’s plugged in there, but it looks like it’s seeping from that. Is the bolt a little loose on the sensor?

The coolant reservoir will fluctuate. I wouldn’t worry about it right now. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get lower.

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Add some de-ionized water to the radiator overflow tank. Monitor for leaks which should be easy depending on where you park.
 
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Yeah, there is definitely very minor seepage around the cam sensor, likely just a replaceable o-ring, although at this point it doesn't look serious enough to easily worry about.

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I’ll be watching this as my 2020 is currently in the dealer with what they said was a leaky oil pan gasket, but now two days later they “found other issues that need to be fixed”
 

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those will never make a drop...all cars have some of the same...little weep....no gasket is perfect....your fine...if you see drop on the ground I would check those areas first...you good
 

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Harley shops have been using #3 Permatex as engine gaskets, since......well, as long as it's been available.
If I had a leak someplace, and my dealer refused to fix it, I'd surely fix it myself.
I'd either use High Temp RTV (Red) or Permatex. After application, let it set over night before firing up the engine.

Good Luck!
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