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Slow leak - oil pan gasket?

Hey All,

Just noticed my gf's 2004 RAV4 Automatic 4WD has a slow/small leak. Seems to be an oil. Had a pungent smell to it the first time but haven't noticed that smell since (might have picked it up from something else on the ground).

Originally thought it was maybe from the Transfer Case, but the plugs on that look dry/clean. It seems that it is collecting and dripping off of the oil pan rim. The oil drain plug is tight.

Tried looking above the area it's dripping from but did not see any signs of oil dripping, oil trails, etc.on any of the parts above.

Is it possible the oil pan gasket/seal has developed a slow leak?
 

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Drove the car up on ramps but didn't see anything obvious. Wiped down the area and will let it sit a while.

Made about a palm size stain on the ground after sitting overnight for around 9 hours.

One drop after a few hours this morning.

Obviously a very slow leak so I'm not too worried, but would be nice to find the cause.
 
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