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Old 11-30-2015, 04:47 PM
dan-ger dan-ger is offline
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2008 x3 oil leak

I recently purchased a x3.. Love the car but there is an annoying oil leak that I can't figure out what it is. I've searched here and through Google a lot and I haven't seen the same issue.. To my knowledge. At first I thought it was the ofhg but after degreasing the engine and cleaning it thoroughly I noticed the oil seems to be coming from one bolt.. Attached a picture . Does anyone have an idea what this is?Click image for larger version

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Old 11-30-2015, 09:48 PM
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is that spot where the tranny meets the engine?

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Old 12-01-2015, 04:23 AM
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Yeah I should have mentioned that. It is where the engine meets the tranny
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:10 AM
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Ok. You should check the Crank Case Vent Valve. I had oil dripping from the same spot and that was my problem. It's kinda difficult to get to because it's directly under the crank case and you have to remove a few pieces to get to it, including the throttle body valve. If you're handy, it can be done, just takes a few hours. Bavauto has a great youtube video on how to change it. Hope this helps, an honest shop will charge $1000 plus to do this job. Maybe go to a shop that will identify the problem for free, then get the parts and DIY.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:58 AM
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Thanks a lot!
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