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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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What is this leak?

Just dove by my parking spot and noticed some shady-looking puddles! Something is leaking from the ZHP .

Looks like oil, but doesn't feel like oil. Ran my finger through it numerous times - not oily at all. Seems to be dripping near the rear axle.

Checked the oil, and it's above the minimum mark.

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Could this be the diff leaking?
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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ah the 'what is this leak problem...'

cant you go under the car and see?
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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I did have a look under my car and everything that I could see was dry. Interestingly enough, the lighter-coloured liquid seems to be spread over a good couple feet, perpendicular to the stall's direction; my parking doesn't vary that much... going to call up my mechanic right now and see if I can drop in for him to have a look.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:35 AM   #4
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Could be Trans fluid, power steering fluid or the fluid inside the front control arm bushing.
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