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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:58 PM
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Oil leak

I believe I have an oil leak on my 95 325i and I think its coming from underneath the oil filter housing not from the actual housing but from whatever is directly underneath it which is a mystery to me what that is so any help would be awesome what is directly underneath the housing? And any other help of any kind
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:28 PM
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What makes you think it isn't coming from the OFH? If it isn't that, I'd check the oil pan gasket.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:52 PM
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Its not coming from the canister itself but underneath the canister which still could be part of the ofh
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:09 PM
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That's what I'm saying. It's most likely leaking from where the OFH mates with the engine block.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:23 PM
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I'm inclined to say you are correct ill have to get it cleaned up under there to find out fer sure but thank you as always for the help
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:11 AM
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Yea, I'm fairly certain that Ze is correct and the leak is coming from the OFH. Common leak site.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:18 AM
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there is two plugs onthe back that use o rings these get hard and brittle and will leak too
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