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Old 07-12-2015, 03:17 AM
cowboy1 cowboy1 is offline
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Oil Leak

i have an oil leak that has started on my 2002 x5 3.0 its on the drivers side of the engine about mid way back up under intake. I've checked every part that could be replaced that i know of ie... valve cover alt. bracket- oil filter housing the hose that goes to the front of the engine ( i cant remember its name ). i cant seem to find a view of that side of the engine to see what else there could be. Any help would be appreciated!!!
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:24 AM
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My guess is valve cover gasket.

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Old 07-15-2015, 04:17 AM
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The oil housing gasket is something to check too. They become bristled and leak a lot of oil that is hard to see where is coming from unless you take some parts apart.
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