Originally Posted by toyomorph
Well I wiped it off, started it up and watched. The oil appears to be coming from the seam between the oil pump and the timing cover at the very bottom of the oil pump between the two bottom bolts on it.
Unreal. I have never seen this before. Must be a bad rubber seal in side the oil pump. It is definitely not coming from the front main seal. Thankfully this should be an easy fix.

There is an o-ring that could have gone bad.
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If you don't want to drain all the oil, I would crack the oil pump bolts loose, and let it drain into a pan, then top off with fresh oil.

More than tread lightly. Leave it like you were never there, nor anyone else.
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