Front Differential Leak on 2006 330xi
Just bought my first BMW. It is a 2006 330xi manual with 53,000 miles. It comes with a 72-hour 100% return policy from a large non-BMW dealer. I need to make a quick decision on whether to keep it or not . I had my mechanic take a look at it (he is not a BMW mechanic) and the only thing that seems amiss was a small leak on the left front axle seal at the differential. He described it as a leak that is a 5 to 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. It is not pooling on the ground under the car but has developed a build up of "gunk" on the bottom of the differential. Is this a common problem? Has anyone had a similar situation?
It has just come off the BMW warranty and I by random chance know the previous owner. Car was maintained very well and not driven recklessly.
I plan on taking it to a local independent shop for a check up to be sure I am not sitting on a ticking time bomb.
Thanks for your feedback!