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BMe30 11-17-2012 07:18 PM

M42 oil leak fix.... I hope
 
I've always noticed a little drip here n there with the engine oil.. It got pretty bad last month when the car was sitting. At first i thought it might be the timing chain cover. Further research and looking closer it looked like the leak was from the oil filter canister.

I picked up the "o" ring and gasket needed and started this morning.. Took about 2 hrs.. Had to remove the alternator to get to the bolts for the canister.. Here are some pics.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/ma3ajyve.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/7asapyhe.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/hyzy9any.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/uha6u6eq.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/vavareju.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/zu5u8e6y.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/teze4esy.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/verabune.jpg

This was the old "0" ring...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/18/uzynetu7.jpg

Changed the oil and filter and went for a drive. Parked the car waited a few hrs and didnt notice anything... Ill know for sure in a few days...

Ceeker 11-17-2012 08:56 PM

dude! why didn't you powerwash the engine? yaknow, since you're in there. :-)

BMe30 11-17-2012 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ceeker (Post 1589656)
dude! why didn't you powerwash the engine? yaknow, since you're in there. :-)

I dont have one.
I didnt have the time to clean the rest of the motor.
I cleaned most of the caked on oil n dirts around the area. When i have time and weather permiting ill clean it properly :)

On another note.. I noticed a small coolant leak too. You can see on one of the pics posted where at least one of the coolent leaks are.

Ceeker 11-17-2012 11:40 PM

either that plastic housing is cracked or the clamp needs some tightening.

BMe30 11-18-2012 12:07 AM

I think it might be cracked.. When i took a better look at it i can see the clamp was tight as the hose was swelled around the clamp. But then again.. I didnt check if it needed to be tightened.

Ceeker 11-18-2012 08:24 AM

or the hose might be splitting. would require further inspection. you don't want to blow a hose and overheat.


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