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post #1 of 3 Old Dec 24th, 2009, 8:23 pm Thread Starter
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Oops, I'm spotting, too...

I have started my winter time maintenence and was tearing all the plasitc off when I noticed that, at 52K, there are some minor oil seepages around a couple of different locations in the front of the engine. One is a small spot on the seam of the timing chain cover, and one is behind the water pump. They both seem very minor (just a little of crud built up around them, but some fresh looking oil under one of them) and there has been no detectable oil loss. I first noticed this a couple of years ago and the problem has remained consistent, in that two years later the amount of seepage is just the same.

Two questions:
Are these likely to get worse to the point that they will require attention?
Are these things reasonable easy to fix if need be--as in is it a bolt on and off operation that a minimally experienced person like me can do?
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post #2 of 3 Old Dec 24th, 2009, 8:52 pm
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Re: Oops, I'm spotting, too...

Mine has a seepage from the timing cover too, believe most of them do that and wouldn't be concerned about that at all.

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post #3 of 3 Old Dec 24th, 2009, 9:21 pm
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Re: Oops, I'm spotting, too...

Note, there are 2 little allen screws that screw up into the engine on the right side front in that area.and bmw sent bulletins to remove clean and reseal to eliminate the minor seepage.
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