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Old 10-13-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
joeyrevolution
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My Ride: E46 325i
oil leak 325i

hey all, been hunting down an oil leak that was dripping over my AC compressor. as i did research forums were saying it could be the crush seal on the timing tensioner bolt. I finally got the car on a lift and could not see the leak coming from there. I happened to get my hands on a fiber optic scope and could see and feel fresh oil coming from the seam right next to where the tensioner bolt is located. I can see a hex bolt covered in oil as well (part # 07119900486) on realoem.com. it doesnt seem like this engine has an upper and lower casing. could this be a leak in the timing bolt cover? is there a gasket that needs to be replaced or does it just need to be tightened? what are my options and fixes?

thanks for you time.

joe
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