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I have a 1995 BMW 530i. Oil is leaking from around the oil pan. Apparently it is a two part oil pan that bolts together and oil is coming from the seal. I checked to see if the bolts were tight and it feels as though the one closest to where the oil is coming out is either stripped or broken. Is there another way to reseal?

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No take it off and renew the bolt in some way or another

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