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Old 07-14-2021, 09:07 PM
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Cant find Oil Leak

2004 3.0L gas motor

So been doing a bunch of work, did the OFH while the cooling system was apart since I had the gasket and have been chasing an oil leak.... did massive amounts of cleaning but not spotless.

Sure looked like it was the Oring between the pan and the axle support bearing on the passanger side as there is NO OILE from the valve covers PERIOD, its spotless up there.

So its been sitting nose up on stands almost 2 weeks now and I climb under it since I was out there for something and I have oil.
Both dripping off the support bearing but I can see where the 2 pieces come together and sure doesnt look like the O ring, that is dry, and looks like maybe from above it?
Also looks like possibe right side of the pan gasket? and dripping off the center but I doubt its a rear main.

Crazy question and I cant find it, since the engine and pan are tilted, is the right side of the pan gasket under the oil line when full?
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Old 07-14-2021, 09:23 PM
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- Trans: auto vs manual
- Miles = ?
- Any photos of the oil leak?
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:02 PM
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its an auto, 200K miles, no pics at this point.
I am about 100% sure its not the gear oil from the diff leaking from the o ring like I thought and others have talked about in the past.
and to be clear I was thinking it was #8 in this link near 14.
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=31_0514
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