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2001 BMW 325Ci Question: small oil spots on driveway

 

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jpbutler1983, West Columbia, SC, May 21, 2011, 15:52
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I know this is a very vague question, but i recently purchased a 2001 BMW 325ci and I noticed a few small oil spots on the driveway. It appears to be forming right under the engine area. again, I know it could be anything form valve cover gasket, to oil cap gasket to oil pan gaskets...etc, I was just hoping someone might be more versed in BMW common problems that may be able to tell me what it could possible be, and how to find out what it is exactly.

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    May 23, 2011, 14:24
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    You kind of answered your own question. It could be valve cover leaks, engine oil seals, oil pan gasket or drain plug drips, loose oil filter, etc. Get it checked by a Beemer specialist or get under it and see for yourself with a flashlight and mirror.
    I don't think Beemers have unique oil leaks, they're pretty much the same as everybody else's oil leaks.
    If you want to find a BMW specialist, here's our directory link for you:
    https://repairpal.com/directory?address=29170&car_brand_names=BMW

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