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Old 11-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #18
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My Ride: 2001 325xi
Originally Posted by wvBimmer3Series View Post
I had a nasty oil leak on our '01 xi & yesterday had the oil filter housing gasket replaced so hopefully that did the trick... Keep us updated.
I already bought spark plugs (previous owner never had them changed), so I figured I'll get the valve cover gasket replaced first. The vcg was replaced last year, but the shop he took it to did not swap-out the spark plug gaskets or the 15 rubber grommets. I'm sure those rubber components are hard as a rock after 164,000+ miles.

I occasionally smell oil in the cabin and there's oil along the front & side of the vgc, but there was so much more oil on the underside of the engine/bottom cover that it's probably something else as well.
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