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Old 12-02-2016, 11:18 PM
Jens3ng Jens3ng is offline
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Common oil leak? Bmw e53 2006

Hi guys, so I am about to buy a 2006 bmw x5 3.0i, 126k miles.

Now the owner is a very nice and honest guy and as I live 2hrs drive away from where the car is and am about to pick it up tomorrow, he today send me that he found an oil leak and doesn't know what causes it, but he took a picture from under the front of the car where he thinks the oil is coming from.

Does this look familiar to anyone and can someone enlighten where it comes from and maybe what needs replacement or any repair costs?
I would really appreciate it. Hereby I add the picture he send me.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Yesterday, 03:07 AM
Tomdownunder Tomdownunder is offline
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Looks like the hose fitting is leaking. I had leaking power steering hose on my E39 which looks similar. If it's power steering hose it is a relatively inexpensive and easy fix if you diy.
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 PM
rafamrls rafamrls is offline
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It's the fitting leaking power steering. The hose is the one that goes from the reservoir to the pump. Easy fix!
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