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oil leak - please help!

I have a 1995 325i with an oil leak somewhere on the drivers side. The oil drops off a metal piece not directly from the block.
Lately, I realized that it is real bad when I first start the car & not so bad once warmed up. It seems a gasket expands & the leak diminishes.
What is on the drivers side that can leak?
Thanks for your help!
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I have a 1995 325i with an oil leak somewhere on the drivers side. The oil drops off a metal piece not directly from the block.
Lately, I realized that it is real bad when I first start the car & not so bad once warmed up. It seems a gasket expands & the leak diminishes.
What is on the drivers side that can leak?
Thanks for your help!
Can you point out, where on the driver's side using the pic below:

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It is about where the brace holds up the motor.
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It is about where the brace holds up the motor.
that looks like it could be the oil pan gasket.......# 8 in link below:


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If that is the problem, how difficult is that to change?
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If that is the problem, how difficult is that to change?
Be sure it is leaking between the oil pan & engine block, you will see seepage & wetness on the oil pan.

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Clean of engine with a few cans of brake clean and drive car for a day or 2. Look for highest point. If it is a pretty good oil leak I would check the oil filter housing, otherwise may be valve cover gasket, or oil pan.



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