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      04-10-2017, 12:25 PM   #1
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08 E70 3.0si Oil leak? (pics inside)

Hi all,

I just picked up a used, one-owner 2008 X5 3.0si with 73K on the clock from a local BMW dealer. Before putting it on the lot, the dealer replaced the valve cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket, all coils and plugs, new tires, and 2 wheel bearings.

I decided to pull the belly pans off this weekend and have a look from underneath. I've heard of oil pan gasket leaks on the N52 and wanted to see if they overlooked this, or any other issues I could detect with the naked eye.

I saw a 2 small drips of oil on the flat bottom of the oil pan, but couldn't quite see where it originated from. I also saw a piece on the back of the engine where it mates with the transmission that was a bit wet. Can you take a look and let me know if this something I should be concerned with? The dealer gave me a 3 month goodwill warranty on any repairs it would need.

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      04-10-2017, 01:55 PM   #2
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Valve cover and oil filter housing are common leaks. It's on the wrong side to be the oil filter housing though...double check around the valve cover and if nothing then probably the oil pan gasket. Not a fun DIY get the dealer to do it.

http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1345269
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They did not pressure washed the motor that should not be wet with oil after the repairs take it back and inspect again
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I'm dropping it off at the dealer tomorrow. I'll report back with the results of the visit.
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