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bmwmonico 11-18-2012 03:00 PM

Oil Leak
 
Hi everyone,

I need your advice/help. I have an oil leak, it is on the driver side. I cant get a clear look at were it is coming from, but I can see that oil is leaking down the header above the serial number. Oil is all over the bottom of the front, Im guessing its getting blown around. I have checked my oil and the seems to be NO water mixed in, its not milky nor cloudy, I had my VCG changed about 2 years ago, so I dont think that is it.

What is your guys thoughts??/

Thanks

jvr826 11-18-2012 03:03 PM

Look at the oil filter housing... it's got a gasket that is known to fail.

charlesberry 11-18-2012 03:36 PM

^^^^ What he said. It's a $6.00 part.

bmwmonico 11-18-2012 08:18 PM

Thanks guys, that looks like that could be it. Im going to have it looked at tormorrow to make sure thats the problem. Then I will be doing the DIY.

galoz 11-18-2012 11:35 PM

I just had the same issue with my 330ci, it was the oil filter housing gasket, it cost me 430 to repair at mechanic.

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galoz 11-18-2012 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwmonico (Post 7201740)
Hi everyone,

I need your advice/help. I have an oil leak, it is on the driver side. I cant get a clear look at were it is coming from, but I can see that oil is leaking down the header above the serial number. Oil is all over the bottom of the front, Im guessing its getting blown around. I have checked my oil and the seems to be NO water mixed in, its not milky nor cloudy, I had my VCG changed about 2 years ago, so I dont think that is it.

What is your guys thoughts??/

Thanks

Def the oil filter housing gasket, just had to repair mine, it cost me 430 at mechanic. At dealership quote is 450.

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marco328 11-20-2012 12:36 AM

If you have basic mechanical knowledge you can DIY and save $400. I did it myself with help of DIY instructions. Take your time and it can be done.

bmwmonico 11-23-2012 01:51 PM

Thanks to everyone for your help, it was the OFH gasket. I didnt have time to do the DIY but I did get it done for $225 and Im happy with it. Thanks again to everyone for your help!!


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