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Old 01-08-2020, 03:50 PM
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Very small oil leak

I have a small leak, noticeable on passenger side of engine, although I recognize the oil may have travelled. Its tiny ...for now, maybe a teaspoon after being parked for 2 weeks. Any ideas where it might be coming from ?

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Old 01-08-2020, 06:13 PM
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Check out these two threads:

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh....php?t=1349053

https://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1657354

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Old 01-08-2020, 06:16 PM
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I read that , my 2012 does not qualify for the warranty but I suppose it could have the same problem. I'll play with it , i presume i need to take the engine cover off first to check ?

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Old 01-08-2020, 06:19 PM
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Just added the second link. Yes remove the engine cover, just pull straight up on it. It's secured on four corners.
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:24 PM
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These part replacements just look like basic hoses , is there a home fix for this or is it more complicated than it seems

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Old 01-08-2020, 09:55 PM
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Before I found out that these were a warranty repair, I fashioned what I considered a temporary fix but as long as it held I would have put off replacing the line. You're right that they don't look like anything special to me either. So I used a short section of soft pliable rubber that I wrapped around the the broken (or could just be cracked partially) tube to hold it together and used very closely spaced tie-wraps to securely seal the soft rubber patch. Since it's just a crankcase oil vent line there is very little pressure and I'm sure my fix would have lasted quite a while.
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