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Old 01-10-2009, 10:05 AM   #1
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Oil leak help in dallas fort worth

Hey guys I really need some help here if anybody can steer me in the right direction.
I got this car about a year ago,02 325CI, 3 moth's later it started.
My battery went dead, fog lights keep going out, air bag light came on, service engine light came on due to that one code P10149 or something like that, passenger door lock wont open with key, head liner is pealing off by the rear windshield, and the window seal is braeking off around the doors, o yeah lets not forget the clutch that went out at about 75,000 miles, i have driven manual trans cars all my life and i have never burnt out a clutch.

You know i can forget about all the cosmetic stuff but now i have another issue. now i have some kind of oil leak, something is spilling out into my driveway, i checked all the fluids and everything reads good, and it is not just a little spot on the floor, its always about 6" in diameter everyday.
I cant seem to figure it out. its been about a month now and all the fluids still reads all right.
It kind of looks like its comming from the oil filter housing.
I seen a thread on here a wile back but i cant seem to find it.
Someone had what looked to be the same issue, and he mentioned something about your power stearing hose.
Can someone help me out, i am almost ready to give up on this car it seems like you really have to love these cars to own one becase they seem to be nothing but trouble, PLEASE HELP SOMEONE!
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Sorry man, I wish I were closer.

Get the car up on jack stands or ramps. Remove the cover. Start there. It's probably something simple.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:03 PM   #3
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70% chances is you power steering hoses are leaking, they do that all the time.
30% It might be your valve cover gasket (by the way easy to replace, is about $60.00)

take care of your car man, when something is wrong with it Fix it, or later you'll have too many problems,
good luck
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:49 AM   #4
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Take some pics of the fluid.
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