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Old 09-09-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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I don't think you'll be needing a dye; the likelihood that your front input shaft seal is leaking is the case. Such as mine. :-) do check the tranny lines going to the tranny to see if they are loose. Sometimes they can leak from there but I haven't had that experience. If your front input shaft seal is leaking or the rear main seal for the motor; either way the tranny or motor has to come out in order to fix this problem. probably easier to remove the tranny and do the seal on the car if it is the rear main. If one is leaking then you might as well change the other while you're in there since it is out and you'd be pissed if you installed everything only to find out the other began to leak shortly after. Seals are fairly cheap.

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
KEEPER 88 5sp Vert 2016

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