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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 12-17-2014, 07:48 AM
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oil drips please help(pics included)

this areas are oily,as u see its dipstick and oil filter housing gasket area
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:17 AM
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I dont know, but the first pic, bottom left corner- is that an alternator mounting stud? That looks pretty fubar where the case is all cracked. Also, sounds like you answered your own question with your post.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:20 AM
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Get a new o ring for the bottom of the dipstick and replace your oil filter housing gasket. Also check the hoses connected to your power steering reservoir, those are probably leaking as well
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:01 AM
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I dont know, but the first pic, bottom left corner- is that an alternator mounting stud? That looks pretty fubar where the case is all cracked. Also, sounds like you answered your own question with your post.
Good eye. That area around the bolt or stud looks below average.
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Old 12-17-2014, 12:09 PM
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ps hoses are leaking lil a bit.
yes it is an alternator mounting stud that looks cracked but i think it isn't problem
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:10 PM
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OFH gasket
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:55 AM
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try to check the oil on the ground, to know if its frm engine or hydrolic, hydrolic oil usually stay shiny,thinner, while engine oil goes black and dryies eventually, coz u have alot of gussing only from the pics.

see this demo min 14:30sec, hope u find it helpfull
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