Thread: E46 Oil Leaks?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:52 AM   #23
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Thank you MJ!

Yes, OP, you have to have a route about...and I'd recommend a nice LED flashlight of around 100 lumens too.

Clean things up and find the highest source of oil leak...and work down. Also, don't assume it's oil...Power Steering fluid leaks a lot too...and although it probably isn't trans or brake fluid, you should look...keep an eye on fluid levels too.

The underskirt holds a lot of fluid and they blow back and off when you drive...so don't be shocked if you see fluid all over the place...and remember that just because something has a fluid on it, that doesn't mean that that's the part that's leaking. Use simple green, an engine degreaser, parts cleaner...and clean up things...drive around for a day or two...and see where you see fresh fluids.

HTH...have fun!
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