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: oil leak!!

12-19-2008, 12:28 PM
Hi, my 1990 525 m20 engined e34, drops oil all over my drive, and after a run it

smells of burning oil--i presume when it hits the hot exhaust.

Where is it likely to be coming from--and is it an easy fix??

12-19-2008, 12:43 PM
Did you check around the valve cover to see if you have a leak there? Also check the oil pressure switch. Those leak on M30s

12-19-2008, 01:40 PM
Thanks Hugh, if the temperature rises above freezing ile have a look this weekend!!.:)