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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 08-29-2007, 08:25 PM
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Common ETA oil leaks?

86 325 E approx 150.000k on her...I have an oil leak. It blows a quart about every 1000 miles. It isn't the valve cover gasket; I recently adjusted the valves and did the gasket at the same time. This leak...I can smell the oil burning...so it has to be coming from up top somewhere,, and hitting the manifold or exhaust.. no? I need to get in there with some light this weekend...but I'm wondering...do you guys and gals have any suggestions where some common problem areas might be and where I should start to look?
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No 0ne????
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:21 AM
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same with my ETA too and it looks like every where but the biggest leak i can point out is from the cam sill
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lol...eta jsut loves to throw its juices everywhere, every type of fluid you can imagine will eventually leak from every hole. adds to the fun look around the oil filter and if you have one check the connections at teh oil cooler, also the valve cover.
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:48 PM
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Zounds good. Thanks guys. I was under there today...it's not the valve cover. My 86 Kawasaki Vulcan leaks alittle oil too. Guess "leakage" is common as one gets older. lol
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