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Old 09-03-2012, 04:54 PM
Mzshine36 Mzshine36 is offline
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97 740iL - Bad oil leak help needed

On 2 weeks ago i had my oil changed and now all of sudden i have no oil i believed it all has leave out of my 1997 740il. is it safe for me to pour more in until i get to shop n drive , what do you suggest me to do to stop it?

Also can someone send me a diagram or guide me to wher ei would re-add oil?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:05 PM
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On top of the left valve cover. Go to E38.org

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:40 PM
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Once you have added the oil look under the engine with it running and see if is being pumped out or like a leak from the sump plug dribble. Then make a decision on driving any distance.
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