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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 06-01-2004, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey

I have a 89 325i which has an oil leak I just discovered. Oil is slowly dripping from the bottom of the component that the oil filter screws into. This component appears to have a plug with a snap ring at the bottom, oil is slowly dripping out of there.

Anyone have this problem? Can anyone give me advice how to stop the leak?

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Old 06-01-2004, 02:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have a leak in the same place , but i havent really looked into it yet
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i'm 99% sure this tech article has the fix to your problem...http://e30.bmwdiy.info/oil-leak/index.html

should be an easy fix, though a little tricky to figure out. that one part number includes the 3-piece gasket set.
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i got the same problem dont really care much cause its a very slow drip and only if the engine was on.
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