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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Leaky M3

Hi All,

I recently bought an M3 and it has developed a leak in the engine bay, Im not quite sure what it is exactly that is leaking but here is a pic:



Would appreciate if anyone has any advice on what it is and how to fix it?

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for that I will look into how its happened
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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Has anyone seen a leak like this here before? would the pipe be split or is it likely to be a connection (o-ring) that has blown?
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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Are you sure its power steering as it goes towards the radiator...
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #7
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Ok, so I have figured out that it is the PAS cooling pipe coupling that is leaking, does anyone know how the coupling seals? it looks like there is a flange on the male hose but Im not sure how it is removed?
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