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Old 11-09-2012, 03:41 PM
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Oil Leak

Did a coolant flush today and in the process noticed a small oil leak that appears to be coming from around the front differential and the oil pan. It doesn't appear to be a very big deal; there was just a very small puddle that had formed on the engine plate. What's the most common thing that might cause a leak there? Anyone have a similar issue before?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:39 PM
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my money is on oil filter housing gasket.

See http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1070662

The first picture points you to where to check on from the top of the engine bay to verify.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:44 PM
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Could be a PCV hose. I had a leak in a similar place and that's what it turned out to be.
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