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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 08-28-2009, 03:47 PM
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big oil leak...... NEED HELP

Noticed big oil leak last week when driving e30. When I looked under the hood, there was a massive oil build up near the oil filter housing and oil valve. I did some reading and a lot of people were telling me the oil valve gasket is a common problem, as well as the gasket between the oil filter housing connecting to the block. So I changed both and it did nothing for the leak. As I continued to look I started seeing oil drip down the oil sensor wire. The wire connects somewhere to the block and concluded that's where the leak is coming from. Does anyone have advice as to fixing the leak? any help is appreciated
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:45 PM
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that would probably be your oil pressure sensor. new sensor and o-ring tends to fix problems.
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that would probably be your oil pressure sensor. new sensor and o-ring tends to fix problems.
+1 Or you could just do away with the light and install a manual gauge as I did, or keep the light and install a manual/electric gauge.
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