I just purchased a 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor with 98k mileage on it. Old car. The car passed NYS inspection on the day I bought it.
However, I noticed that there’s a “wetness” underneath. But nothing is actually leaking or dripping. I even put a piece of paper underneath the car after I drove it all day and the next morning, I didn’t see a drop of oil or any other liquid in the paper.
I brought the car to 2mechanics.
The first one told me it’s the gasket valve cover needs to be replaced. The other mechanic told me, it’s an old car, the wetness I see is just the car getting “greased up” due to old age/mileage. Nothing to be alarmed about. I asked my friend who knows more about cars than I do. He also agreed with the 2nd mechanic especially since there’s no oil dripping/leaking.
I just wanted to get a few more professional opinions about this. Attached is the photo of the “wetness” Thanks!