Question about 1987 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer

I was recently given a 1987 325E. The old owner says that there is water coming out from between the engine and the transmission. Is that a common problem? Also, since it is fuel injected, (going by looks of system) how crucial is it to use fuel line rated for injected systems?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 909 Answers

I would think the water coming from the engine and trans could be a core plug. very cheep to buy but you may have to drop the trans to fit. As for the fuel pipe, always use the correct fuel pipe as it runs at a very high pressure, can be 50bar or a little more.

Posted on May 04, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Manual transmission leak 92 toyota tercel

manual transmission hold grease rather than fluids. fluids that run around that area would be fuel, and break fluid to the rear.

Dec 16, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Clicking sound in first

This is hard to answer with out hearing the noise to see where it comes from, i would say a axle problem ,even if replaced by old owner . it may be in transmission but hard to say.

Mar 03, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Engine light comes on dash

There are a number of reasons the check engine light illuminates. Chances are unless you have a scanner for the car you may not be able to clear the fault on the check engine light - most mechanic shops can read the codes and give some idea where to look first they can also clear the error. Most commonly it is due to a miss fire. Start with spark plugs work your way though to ignition coils / leads (distributor cap depending on your car) - this will fix most problems. If all this checks out start considering fuel injectors after this is usually other sensors / wiring but hopefully by now the car is all good.

Jan 16, 2013 | 2002 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

Hello! I've got some trouble and trying to find out what the deal is. My olds 88 is a 97 and i'm having trouble with the gas where say i'm going about 50, it drops into a lower gear and when it does that,...

Yes, It is on your transmission / gear box problem. Please get it fixed then and no need to do something to your engine ( other than transmission / gear box). Otherwise just the the set of transmission.
Regards, Jay

Feb 10, 2011 | 1997 Oldsmobile 88

1 Answer

I have 2004 ford f150, it has 106k miles. recently my o/d isnt working. i've researched alot about , seems to be a common problem for other ford f150 owners. I think it is the snap ring, let me hear your...

There is a selonoid pack inside the transmission that goes bad and needs tobe replaced. Does your check engine light come on? If so go to Auto zone and have them pull the codes.Check your wiring harness going to the trans see if it is loosing contact. Unplug the harness going to the transmission and pug it back in sometimes they just loose contact. Otherwise take it to a trans shop and have them scan your computer for any codes that may pertain to the trans. The main thing is take it to a shop that has a good reputation because they can tell you anything just to get your money.

Jan 06, 2011 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Alternator keeps going out in Olds 98, 3800

no. if the old owner replaced it with an aftermarket unit, they could have short lives. you bought one from a junk yard that could be an original or a reman unit. you dont know what your getting. you have 2 options, replace with an aftermarket like autozone, oreilly's, etc. with a lifetime warranty or buy an ac delco for the premium and you will get a significant life out of it. happy holidays

Dec 28, 2009 | Oldsmobile 98 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My Yukon has 226,000 mostly highway miles on it.

hate to say it but your tranny is shot..this is a common transmission,check your local junk yard for a good used one..

Dec 12, 2009 | 1999 GMC Yukon

1 Answer

My 2000 beetle 2.0 has constant engine oil in the reservoir.

ive seen this problem on a few cheys
turn out it was a cracked head on one and two others the intake gasket was bad

Feb 28, 2009 | 1993 Mazda Protege

1 Answer

Transmission oil

Yes the transmission fluid goes in the location of the dipstick. As for the yellow "oil", if you just recently got the car maybe the previous owner put engine oil in the tranny fluid receptor instead of the's been known to happen. As far as I know, tranny fluid should be red, even if water gets into it, it's still a pinkish color. Maybe better to drain it and replace it. Good luck.

Feb 28, 2009 | 1996 Subaru Impreza

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

143 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones

Level 2 Expert

128 Answers


Level 2 Expert

281 Answers

Chris Bowser

Level 1 Expert

18 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides