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Old 03-15-2012, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal45 View Post
Bumping this because I think I'm going to have to do it soon -- this can really be done without ripping the timing case apart? I think this is where my oil leak is coming from.

I assume you have to remove the radiator to get enough clearance in there, right? How do you get the old seal out? How do you stop the crank from turning when you are trying to get the bolt off? Do you need one of the tools to hold it in place (or could you do it with the locking pin?).

I need to pinpoint my oil leak, but I think it could be my front crank seal. I saw some pictures somewhere else that looked exactly like I was experiencing and he solved it through replacing the front crank seal.

Edit - my leak looks exactly like this. This guy talked about replacing the hub behind the crank pulley....why would that be necessary? http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=188324
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Originally Posted by MrToSlo View Post
i may have to do this and want to confirm the parts that need to be replaced. i'm going off the parts listed here - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...35&hg=11&fg=18




also, do any other parts need to be replaced besides what is listed above?
ok, this is twice...where are you guys getting the idea that the hub needs to be replaced?? i am not aware that this is a wear part, and subject to needing replacement on occasion. it is also not like a bearing that could be damaged upon removal, so i don't think that would be it.

please essplainz, as i are confuzzeded...

there is no explanation as to why the hub was replaced in the thread...i checked...



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