There was a topic a while ago about the possibility of using the skid plate to protect the collar from the elements.<p>Now I got my angle gear changed last June. Before the beginning of winter season and put the skid plate on. <br> <IMG SRC="http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp316/Deniss60r/DSC01995.jpg?t=1239848018" BORDER="0"> <p>Our canadian winters are harsh and there was a lot of salt on the roads. I took the plate off while changing the oil today and here is what I got:<br> <IMG SRC="http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp316/Deniss60r/333.jpg?t=1239848077" BORDER="0"> (Bottom of the picture is facing front of the car if that make sense)<p> <IMG SRC="http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp316/Deniss60r/222.jpg?t=1239848114" BORDER="0"> <p>Now I noticed a little oil spot on the bottom of the angle gear. I figured that it would be coming from turbo:<br> <IMG SRC="http://i423.photobucket.com/albums/pp316/Deniss60r/111.jpg?t=1239848152" BORDER="0"> <br>Am I correct? Or that would be the valve I hear so much about?<p>Any thoughts on how to deal with this leak? <br>70,000, 2004 auto, no tracking, oil use 1 quart 5,000 miles. <p>Thank you.