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Old 01-05-2015, 01:04 PM   #1
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Mystery oil leak??

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Can someone please help identify where this oil leak is coming from . It's on the right side of car. Which is the passenger side . I changed the VCG and ofhg recently .also I'm losing a slite amount of coolant . Car doesn't overheat . The PO had green autozone coolant in car . I brought the blue BMW one , tried to change it last week but couldn't get the engine block drain plug off . Any feedback would be appreciated .
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:26 PM   #2
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try leaving the radiator drain plug out with a very large catch pan/bucket under the car. then continually dump distilled water into the reservoir with the car/fan/heat on like during the fill procedure. eventually, the liquid coming out of the radiator should run clean. as I would pour into the reservoir, more and more old coolant would come out of the radiator drain. I had to do this for the same reason, my block drain plug refused to move and I didn't want to strip it out. I plugged the radiator up two separate times and ran the car to temp to make absolute sure the water was flowing into the block, then turned the car off but kept the fan on, pulled the plug and repeated. I think I used 5 gallons of water and made one hell of a mess, but I know for a fact that I got all the old coolant out. I've heard some horror stories about the goo formed when the normal green coolant mixes with the german brands (g12/13, bmw or merc).
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:30 PM   #3
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also, your pic link isn't working
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:35 PM   #4
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Ook lol I'm not even gonna hold you .... Ima take it to the shop and let them flush it . It's too cold to be messing around with that coolant right about now . But thanks anyway
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:37 PM   #5
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Ok I'll try again to upload it .
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:39 PM   #6
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:51 PM   #7
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wait, so you just replaced the vcg and ofhg and now oil is coming out of the passenger side of your motor? did you use sealant on the joint where the vanos mates to the front of the block? I'd also check your chain tensioner and maybe your oil pan gasket? I'd give that whole area pictured a good dousing with brake clean (careful of the plastics/electrical connectors) to get rid of any residual oil that might be left over and dripping down. just a thought. but that leak looks pretty serious if it's accumulating that much oil over a short period
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:53 PM   #8
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just thought about the o ring on the cam position sensor?
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:00 PM   #9
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Did VCG is the summer & ofhg on Sunday . This leak happened Friday . It was a lot of oil but my dip stick level is still a little over the maximum .
I turn the car on jacked it up no oil leaking that I can see just little small drips under engine but I can't pinpoint where it's coming from cause it's so dirty under there . After this leak I drove it and parked , no leaks . Drove back home checked in the morning no leaks . Then I did ofhg Sunday . Sprayed the oil filter housing down with brake cleaner , when I moved car forward there was a fresh stain on floor but idk if it's from me spraying down or just a leak . It looked like mustard thou .
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