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Old 07-28-2014, 02:02 AM
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Exclamation Need help with this oil leak - Driving me insane!

hey guys, first time posting here so i do apologise for the lack of etiquette.

for the last month or two i have had the worlds worst oil leak (having to add in roughly 1 litre every few weeks).

I have given my engine bay a clean over and all under the engine pressure cleaned to help source the leak and i have found where it may be coming from but alas i do not know which gasket i am requiring. which is where I'm hoping you guys can help me out! I have done my Valve cover gasket 2 weeks ago, as it was leaking from there but that has stopped and now this one has come up.

Attached is a before and after photo of where the oil has built up in the last 24hrs. not sure if its just an oil filter gasket or something else along those lines. circled in red is where the oil pooling was found.

My car is a 1992 e36 325i with an M50 engine (pretty certain)

thank you very much for your help!
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:24 AM
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It's your oil filter housing (OFHG) that's leaking.
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Welcome to the fest!

It's your oil filter housing (OFHG) that's leaking.
Part number 11421719855, around $5, and easy to replace yourself
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:01 AM
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Part number 11421719855, around $5, and easy to replace yourself
thank you very much! will order the gasket asap! are there any 'O' rings in/around the oil filter?
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