5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
1. Abs lights come on when ignition is turned on, if not it can be bad light bulb, bad wire or worse; someone took it out so no one can notice the problem!!!!!
2.OIL LEAKS ARE NOT COMMON ON ANY GOOD CAR LET ALONE A BIMMER. front engine: will help alot if you tell us front buttom or front top? either way front button 1st check your drain plug I'll replace it (BMW plugs are hallow metals they break easy when over torqued. 2nd check the gasket of the oil pan make sure all screws are there and torqued as required (not over torqued either)
3. If oil leak on the top front you may want to check your valve cover gasket as you would for the oil pan (gaskets+screws) To do so you have to remove the larger black plastic cover with BMW logo (held down by 2 nuts)
4. Although I doubt transmission fluid problem because it is life time on BMWs; it does not hurt to check it through the filler plug on its side. you never know what the ex owner did. Other than that you may want to consider plugging it to a scanner at a local mechanic shop to give you the fault code. Then and only then you will know what is wrong with the transmission.
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