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Old 04-26-2005, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All:

I did a search on the topic and apologize in advance if this has been asked. I recently purchased a '95 530i.

The car starts fine but there is a leak by the engine and I have an "Engine Oil Press" message thats displaying. I don't drive everyday but when I took it out on Sunday I noticed there was an accelaration issue where it was accelarating intermittently and the engine would stay idle. I parked the car, filled it with oil. The next morning I went to start it and it drove fine (around the corner).

Before I take it to be serviced (obviously) does anyone have an idea what could be the issue? The leaks are on the passenger side of the engine I notice the oil splatters to mostly.

thanks..
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Is possible to pinpoint the source of the oil leak? valve cover gasket will soak your spark plugs and if it is on the passenger side it may reach the exhaust=smoke/burning oil smell etc etc
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