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Old 09-24-2012, 02:20 PM
Coffey92 Coffey92 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1996 740il
Cool Mysterious Big Oil Leak

What's up guys, first post on here,
Just bought a '96 740il for cheap money and needed some repairs. After getting the car up and running there is now a steady oil leak when the car is running. I put it on ramps and degreased ALOT of gunk under there. I then started the car, went back under and looked for the leak. Its coming from the front drivers side near the tire. The oil is running off other parts steadily onto the driveway, making it hard to locate the exact location. Any ideas as to where it could be?

Other Info:
- oil filter housing is fine, but I think the leak may be in the hose(s) off there
*any info on those hoses is awesome
- not leaking from oil pan
- not leaking from vcg's
* just replaced them
- no coolant on ground, but seems to piss through it

Any help or thoughts would be awesome, thanks
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