Grim findings during oil change
Had my A4 S-Line up on ramps this morning to do an oil change. I removed the belly pan to be greeted with this;
I'm a novice(!) but I think that appears to be a pretty unhealthy engine mount. It seemed to have a red liquid seeping out of it (not dripping yet). This was on the drivers side. The passenger side was fine. The car is not throwing up any codes at all.
So that pee'ed me off. Then I slid out and glanced down at the belly pan to find a decent amount of oil show on the engine side of the pan. Oil was evident to a degree coming down over the sump (not from the sump plug) but also over a black component next to the the sump. You can see it in this picture, bottom left hand corner with the black flexi pipe going up from it:
I couldn't do much of a job in tracing it back but looking at the head I was thinking maybe a gasket has gone / going.
I'm trying to establish if I need to start thinking about that engine mount, and if the gasket pictured is looking healthy or could well be the source of my oil leak. The car has done 81k -'04 plate- and I don't see any evidence in the paperwork of gaskets or mounts ever being replaced.
Thanks for any help!