So after doing my first solo head gasket swap I noticed some ticking a few days after I finally got it running. I thought it was from a bad bearing in the serpentine belt tensioner but on a hunch I decided to check my oil. Bone dry, and after I inspected my parking spot I noticed some oil leaks. I inspected my running engine and noticed a fairly problematic leak coming from above the AC Compressor. I pulled that out and noticed the leak coming from where the engine block met the bracket?
I'm not well versed on engine parts so here comes the diagram.
(engine mount)---(engine bracket?)---(engine block just above oil pan)
There was a finger loose bolt where the engine bracket met the engine block, and when I tightened this up the oil leak stopped. For my own peice of mind, would this be the cause of an oil leak, a loose bolt? I wasn't aware that there was oil circulating behind the engine bracket, but then again I'm not aware of a lot of things. Can take a picture of leak when I return home if necessary. Thanks for any suggestions
PS - I know the damage that can be caused running a dry engine, and it was run for a very short amount of time. Drives well so I'm hopeful there wasn't any internal damage.