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#1 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 03:20 PM
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oil leak v-12

i have a 1992 7 series v-12, and it just started leaking oil badly from the front part or left side of the engine, their is no room 2 c where it is comin from and the wind is blowing it every ware, before i bring it to bmw is their a common place where they start leaking that i should check
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...sounds like a front crankshaft seal leak.
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...might be a front crankshaft seal leak. Or, power steering pump leak...

but then... what color oil are seeing? red?... brown?
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it is brown, but i put some stopleak in it and it stoped,
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Oil Leak

Your car has both a upper and lower oil pan, and a gasket for each. The upper is prone (over time) to develop leaks and that upper gasket is a beeatch to replace I know as I once owned a '88 750il.
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how hard is it to change, do i need to pull the engine or tranny
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you put Stop leak in it!???!?!?!?!?!
why! run a cleaner threw it and then change the oil now!

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ok, i have not driven it more than 20 miles yet, and it was gasket rejuvinator, do i still need to do that, i will if you say so
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where is the oil filter on my car, how much oil does it hold, and what grade of oil should i use
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http://www.e38.org/e32/M70info.pdf
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page 17 for information and capacities on the motor
i sugest changing it asap i have heard BAD stories using that stuff i sugest NEVER using it... if the gasket is leaking replace it!

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Oil Leak

Oil filter is in the engine compartment, drivers side (USA models). There is a black cannister that houses a paper filter of the drop in type and not a lot of oil in that cannister. You also have a cannister for the Hydraulic fluid for the rear struts (if you have LAD) and that stuff is Pentosin, the hydraulic reservoir is marked to tell you type of fluid.
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