I suspect you mean the crank shaft oil seal is leaking and oil is getting onto the timing belt. You don't want to risk anything happening to the timing belt on this engine as that will lead to very expensive repairs to the cylinder head and valves. If you have been losing oil at a pretty good rate, get it fixed. If just a little spotting was noticed during a routine inspection, it might not be that serious. A second opinion might be in order. The estimate seems a little high but this is a rather difficult job on this model car. They are probably also going to replace that timing belt, (very wise idea at the mileage listed), and the water pump which helps hold the belt tight.
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Thursday, July 14th, 2011 AT 7:24 PM