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Old 02-05-2013, 04:49 PM
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Oil has coolant in it!!

2005 BMW X3 M83 3.0L M54 Collected oil in a clean catch bottle and I am getting coolant into oil pan. No external leaks, no running problems, good heat, no over heating, no oil in coolant, no codes. Could trade it and in you would never know a thing. What you guys think? I suspect timing cover leaking.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:43 AM
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:08 AM
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:47 AM
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What's the history on the car?

Expansion tank replaced at some time? Any other evidence of over-heating?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:37 PM
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you sure its not "mayo" as the water collects condensation from short trips and colder weather?? Any pictures of said coolant?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:30 PM
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2005 BMW X3 M83 3.0L M54 Collected oil in a clean catch bottle and I am getting coolant into oil pan. No external leaks, no running problems, good heat, no over heating, no oil in coolant, no codes. Could trade it and in you would never know a thing. What you guys think? I suspect timing cover leaking.
If coolant is indeed in the oil, I'd suspect a blown head gasket.
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