The starter gasket (on the "back" side of the primary) is known to leak occasionally, but it would have to be leaking VERY badly to spew oil forward like that. Can you look from the other side of the engine and see if oil is all over the top of the transmission area of the engine cases (below the starter)? When you take it off this time, place it on a completely flat surface. A glass table works wonders, or a mirror. you might be doing everything right, but the cover may be tweaked, warped. The primary cover gasket, as I read you tried 3 times, isn't that hard. Make sure your pins are in the case, and that both surfaces are level. Sep 10, 2020 · BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Dozens of people living in the People Inc. Jeffernson Avenue Apartments were forced from their homes Thursday night. A People Inc. spokesperson says there was a gas leak.