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Alright so my dad tells me there is an oil leak up the driveway and to check my car. I look under my car and there is no oil leaking. the next day there is a new line right after i drove up. still we see no leak. then we figured out that it leakes when i put the car in 1st a drive it im confused why would a 90 325i only leak in first

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Are you sure its not tranny fluid?

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What color is the fluid? Smell it, engine oil and tranny fluid all smell differently. If you cant tell, have a professional smell it. He'll know right away. =P

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Shift selector seal possibly. The part is about $2 but it takes a little more than an hour to change it, probably more if you have to do it on your back in the drivway.
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Put some cardboard down and drive over it but stop before you pass completely over it. Then you will be able to tell where its coming from, if you haven't already looked.....have you?? A 4x8 piece of course.

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