i recently bought my 1997 540i. aaaand. the problems begin. i suspected there was a leak. since i found drops under my car. turns out it was coolant, surprise surprise. however i cant seem to find the source.
i took a bunch of pictures. maybe you guys can help me identify the problem. first things first. i took pictures all around starting with the L shaped mount on the side of the rad. its dry so i wouldnt think the leak originates from there. http://xs.to/image-80C8_4B60EDEC.jpg
so i decided to snap pictures around the motor. this one is to the side of the engine. driver side. http://xs.to/image-40F2_4B60EDEC.jpg
doesnt seem like thers anything there.
next i went behind the intake, space was tight but i managed to snap a couple photos of what i think can be a leak. http://xs.to/image-51C6_4B60EDEC.jpg
i was feeling that with my fingers and it looks like a lot of grease. i didnt think this made too much sense so maybe you can tell me better?
then i went under the car and checked to the side of the oil pan. i was truely surprised. the driver side which was originally wet, is now dry. and the opposite side of the oil pan, the passenger is wet. here is what i mean http://xs.to/image-BEED_4B60EDEC.jpg
heres the oil pan, maybe a leak from this too? http://xs.to/image-6DB5_4B60EDEC.jpg
and more pix of the wet area.
any ideas? help?
coolant is also very low btw. i just wanted to fix the leak before i flushed it.
i know the pictures arent saying much but any help would be appriciated.