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2000 BMW 323i Question: considering purchasing'00 323, noticed sell of oil after car has been driven

 

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ebr866, Merchantville, NJ, March 13, 2012, 19:26
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car doesn't leak oil. can't smell oil while car is idling. only smell oil after driving and stopping at street light. dealer said it was a leaking oil pressure sending unit that leaks a little oil onto engine once pressure increases. any help on the validity of his answer?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 13, 2012, 22:47
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    Hard to say with out being able to drive the car or inspect to see if oil is getting on the exhaust. Are you buying the car from that dealer or from a private party. Have a pre-purchase inspection done by a garage knowledgeable in BMW, it will be money well spent, what they find may divert you from buying a "bad car" and or what they find (lack of maintenance or repairs needed) can be used to negotiate price.

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