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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:09 PM
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oil leak (pic): name that leak

cpo 08 550i with ~40K. Clean carfax, clean autocheck.

Anyone have this problem? Advice? (discovered on pre-purchase inspection)

Is this difficult to fix? Is it a sign of problems to come?

Thanks in advance...Peter (currently not a 550i owner, but am a serious shopper!)
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:04 AM
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The upper right corner of your red box rests right on one of the VANOS solenoids. Another just like it should be to the right and slightly lower. Take a good close look at them to see if they are the ones leaking. They have been known to do that...

2011 X5 35i Sport Activity|Plat Gray/Beige/Dk Poplar|Conv Pkg|Cold WX Pkg|Tech Pkg|Prem Sound|Comfort Seats|Hitch|
2008 535i Mon Blue/Dakota Blk/Dk Poplar|Sports Pkg|Prem Pkg|Cold WX Pkg|Nav|RTTI|PDC|L7|HD|I-Pod/USB|PWR Rr shade|Sports Auto - paddles|Active Stg|Comfort Access|F/D R/seats|Rr DMS Airbags|Adaptive Xenons

Do not argue with an idiot else he lowers you to his level and beat you down with experience..
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:55 AM
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New here but isn't that the vacuum pump leak?2 seals one inside pump other mount to engine?
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