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Old 06-05-2019, 08:30 AM
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Had the oil pan gasket replaced a few weeks ago on our 2005 3.0i with 190.000km on it....The leak startet a few years ago, I think at about 150.000km so for everyone out there, I Just wanted to let you know...yes...the Oil pan gasket on theses cars can unfortunately leak.
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:40 AM
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^Thanks for the data point. And BMW engines of almost any era will start to seep/leak from the oil pan between 100,000 and 150,000 miles. Sometimes starts sooner. That's usually described as "controlled seepage" in the auto industry.
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^Thanks for the data point. And BMW engines of almost any era will start to seep/leak from the oil pan between 100,000 and 150,000 miles. Sometimes starts sooner. That's usually described as "controlled seepage" in the auto industry.
mine seeped alright. about a quart and a half a month! i knew it was the oil pan and didn't want any part of that job by myself. happy to do just about anything else. i took it to several mechanics and none of them really wanted to do it. They'd ALL say the same thing...valve cover...OFHG. I actually HAD to change those so i could get somebody to change the pan gasket so when they rejected my initial request I could just say "JUST CHANGED THOSE".

lo and behold....leak free now at 185k on the kid's beater e53 3.0.
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