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1999 BMW 323i Question: OIL LEAK ON 99 BMW 323I

 

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jay323i, Boston, MA, April 15, 2011, 13:32
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SO I NOTICED WAS LEAKING COOLANT REPLACED THE THERMASTAT HOUSING WATER PUMP..THEN NOTICE OIL LEAK REPLACED VALVE COVER GASKET AND BREATHING TUBE also replaced pcv valve..STILL SEE OIL LEAK AND COOLANT LEAK..PLEASE HELP WHAT ELSE CAN I DO

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    Bavarian Performance Group (20 Answers) , Winchester, MA - (781) 536-5050
    BavarianPerformanceGroup April 15, 2011, 14:31
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    Most common cause we see for an oil leak in the area of the engine you are replacing parts in is the oil filter stand gasket. Also check the vanos gasket and vanos line and washers.

    For the coolant leak you need to pressure test the system as it could be coming from any of the parts you already replaced or someplace else.

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    jay323i, April 18, 2011, 08:51
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    thank you very much

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    Visitor, April 16, 2011, 03:37

    The oilf filter housing gasket may be cause of the oil leak . Has the breather system been updated with the correct tubes? The cooling system needs to be pressure tested. call 617-773-3900 for further assistance.
    Doug

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    jay323i, April 18, 2011, 08:51
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    thank you very much Doug i will give you a call as I am looking for a reliable mechanic that i can always go to.. this is my first BMW and being a female i was only looking at looks and not the mechanical issues of the car..Lmao..women!!!!!

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