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#1 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 10:21 AM
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318i Oil Leak on Sensor - help

Hey all,

I've got a oil leak under the cover that goes over the plug leads on top of the cylander head. There's a sensor there which I think is the Cam Shaft Sensor. It looked like it had oil on it so I pulled it out and the connectors had oil on them. Will this cause lack of power on low RPM ?

Let me know. Spent money trying to fix problem but find this now. Also I have a leak on the tappet cover could this also cause lack of power?

I cleaned the connector which might of made of difference but I will need to drive it for a few days but I think it might just leak again on the sensor.

Let me know.
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It's part number 7 that I'm replacing.
But I would like to know what sensor comes under this seal ?

Cylinder head cover BMW 3' E46, 318i (N42) — BMW parts catalog
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It's part number 7 that I'm replacing.
But I would like to know what sensor comes under this seal ?

Cylinder head cover BMW 3' E46, 318i (N42) — BMW parts catalog

Wow, where can I get access or download data/repair catalogs like this? I have a 318i too and from my experience of Heynes (sic) manuals - they are not good. Yuor help/guidance will be much appreciated.
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You don't download them, you just keep them in favorites, this one is the same as BMW's:

RealOEM.com Online BMW Parts Catalog

Dont take any notice of the prices, the easiest way is to click enter then put in the last 7 digits of you VIN and away you go.

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So gents,

anyone know if this oil leak would of caused a problem or damaged the Sensor?
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I would not have thought so, sensors are normally water and oil proof.

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Marti is right, the Cam Position Sensor is a sealed unit and it should have oil on the end if you pull it out, it reads directly from a metal piece on the end of the camshaft.

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