I was looking under my car today and saw this caked on the boot. Is this a sign that something is leaking? The clean gray part is what I wiped. I looked around, didn’t see anything else caked up like this.
That's definitely indicative of oil collecting road grime. Being that it's so close to the oil filter, the way they have them positioned on ours cars if you don't put some type of shield that redirects oil flow from the control arms, it will dump all over the place. I like to take the wheel off so I can get at it easier and put a piece of cardboard that I shape and direct it into my catch-pan. That's only my guess with yours.
thanks for the replies. I bought this car 2 months ago and still learning. I initially thought it had to do with the oil filter, and you guys confirmed it. I will definitely be ordering that Form-A-Funnel for future oil changes. Thanks!