About 1.5k miles or so I changed the oil and filters on my 6, it's roughly 6 weeks on and I noticed it started tapping loudly a couple of days ago. Yesterday I had a look around and the dipstick was bone dry, nothing so some how I've lost a lot of oil with no major signs of leaks nor smoking. Filled it back up slowly last night to just above minimum on the stick and this solved the tapping and engine sounds smooth again. However this morning I came down to find a load of white oil under the air filter, the rest of the engine is spotless except the filter housing. I quickly popped the snorkel off and looked down and the filter it's sat in about 1/4" of clean oil. Got to work and took the breather pipes to the throttle body off and they were clear just a little bit ran out like normal, so took the intake pipe to the body of too and there was the normal little puddle in the bottom, but when I opened the throttle up it just poured out from behind. Any ideas what it's from? Rest of the engine seems fine in general other than the occasional splutter I posted a thread about the other day, which after seeing this may be the answer to that problem.
And come to think about it the filter housing was very messy on the out side when I last changed the air filter but put this down to General s**t from the road, looks exactly the same at the moment but its clear oil underneath that the s**t is sticking to, but there wasn't oil in the housing itself like this time