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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 11-15-2007, 05:25 AM
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help e36 oil leak: under crankshaft pulley

car: 1996 318 convert. , manual 5 speed, about 125,000 miles
symptom: just started to notice a 1 drop per day leak, very clean oil, traced to behind crank shaft pulley, i used degreaser all around the engine (top/sides/bottom) and cleaned it very well in order to isolate the area.
pin point location: seems to be located behind the main pulley...crank shaft pulley...the one in the center of the engine towards the bottom.
question #1: could this be the main crankshaft seal? or another seal?
question #2: is this a do it yourself?-i work on most items in my cars and motorcycles
question #3: has some one paid to have this done? if so how $$$
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:34 AM
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Hi

I had the same on my 328i a few months back - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=188324

I had to replace the hub behind the pulley as well as the seal - (6) - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...35&hg=11&fg=18

Not a fun job but wasn't massively difficult. Cost about $100 in parts i guess

Your maybe your sprocket or seal - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...21&hg=11&fg=18
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:40 AM
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pirate , the pictures are "RIGHT ON EXACTLY"..did you do it yourself? how long did it take?
$100 for parts..is that in pounds? ..not fun usually translates to at least 4 hours to me.
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:52 AM
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I did it with my mechanic. Took him about 1-2 hours i guess.

Have you got a manual to help you?

$100 is in USD (50 for the hub from BMW)
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:53 AM
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:50 AM
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Help...

Looks like I have a similar problem from the same location on my 316i 1995 Coupe.
A few drops of oil after swithing off the engine (& only when oil is hot) not a great problem but making a mess on my driveway!
Has anyone had this job done by a garage & can anyone give me an accurate idea of how long & how much the job might cost?
I understand that the Crankshaft Pulley Bolt is always replaced at the same time as the Seal.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:51 PM
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What the hell are you swithing your engine for!?! That's just Nast dude seriously!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:46 PM
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Apologies for the typo, I did of course mean switching.
Just joined the forum & was hoping for some serious comment/advice not much appreciating the smart ass reply but thanks anyway...
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:46 PM
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well this *is* the e36 forum, so we do get a bit rammy. please do not be offended. it's just that some of the members here think that the guys from over on the other side of the pond tend to talk funny, even though it's still 'english'.

the same goes for canada. (and they're al weird anyway...)

and arkansas. (weirder than the canuks, i tell ya...)

but i digress.


to answer your queery, yes, it is most likely going to be from the front crank seal, and yes, the bolt for the crank does need to be replaced. you may wish to look into getting a proper diameter pin to hold the flywheel stationary while torquing down to spec. it's pretty hefty.

and welcome to the fest. looks like you used the search function.

now, since you have been welcomed all proper like, it is in the rules that new members post pics of their vehicle and buy us all chips.

seriously though, would like to see your car, and if possible, some engine pics. we don;t see too many of the 1.6 engine.

oh, and as for how to keep from getting oil on the driveway?? park in the grass??




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to answer your queery
i see what you did there...
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from the front crank seal, and yes, the bolt for the frank does need to be replaced

now, since you have been welcomed all proper like, it is in the fules that new members post pics of their vehicle and buy us all chips.


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see what happens when you try to tyoe too fast...

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:26 AM
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Thanks all for your really helpfull & useful comments...
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:22 AM
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Thanks all for your really helpfull & useful comments...
If you actually read he DID answer your question (albeit in a hefty sarcasm sandwich).

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to answer your queery, yes, it is most likely going to be from the front crank seal, and yes, the bolt for the crank does need to be replaced. you may wish to look into getting a proper diameter pin to hold the flywheel stationary while torquing down to spec. it's pretty hefty.
As to costs for having a shop do it there are "estimates" earlier in the thread... Read it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:18 AM
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...Should have stuck with my Saab & The Saabsceneforum. Admin, please feel free to delete my account.
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I think he cried... :.( poor guy. I waited for the relevant information and everything. Must be a "sob" thing.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:48 PM
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Drivinfaster, you were very helpful thank you.
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C'mon, guys, cut the guy some slack. He SEARCHED, which most noobs don't do, and outside the typo, he posted an understandable question (sort of).

Greg, stick it out. Credit the attitude you got from us to your being new here, and the replies as a welcoming initiation. Very few new members to the E36 forum get by without a few battle scars at first. Us old timers get them occasionally, too. No harm meant, I assure you.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:16 PM
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Thanks for the kind words Hornhospital...
Thought I'd been very clear with my request for information on this subject....
Had hoped for some feedback from members who had this problem fixed by a garage (workshop) & prefereably in the UK.
I have been quoted around 30 for the parts, Oil Seal & Crankshaft Pulley Bolt & around 320 for labour (I'm told 3 hours) 350 in all.
Just wanted to ask how this compared to other owners with the same problem.
Just didn't see what justified the stupid & ignorant reply from JoshuaG.
Have a better sense of humour than the next guy but maybe something got lost in translation.
Thanks to all who have made positive replies.
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