Question about 2006 BMW M6

2 Answers

Seeping oil from bmw m6. frequently. what could be the reason. please help.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 50 Answers

The most common oil leak on the m5 and m6 is the vanos high pressure line located on the front of the engine in fact this is the only area in which i have seen a leak on this car in the shop

Posted on May 12, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 437 Answers

1) Power steering hose. ALL BMWs have problems with leaking power steering hoses. Usually a bit of a pain to replace because you have to remove several other parts to get access to them.
2) VANOS oil line. This would be good news, relative to most other possible problems.
3) VANOS solenoid. I presume this happens on M6s because it happens on M5s.
4) Valve cover gasket. Generally you smell this before you see a puddle on the floor.
If you take an M6 in to the BMW dealer for ANY reason, you should not expect to get away for less than $2k. It would be good if you can find a good independent BMW specialist, but I mean really good if you are to trust your M6 to him. There are a couple of shops here in Sacramento that are of that level, but most cities are not so fortunate.

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Vibrating bmw m6!!

please state if its a auto or a manual ,need this information to tell you what to check but firstly check the front pulley and the rubber join in the middle take the fan belt off to do this

Apr 21, 2012 | 2007 BMW M6 Coupe

1 Answer

My 2006 bmw 325i is having problems with the oil sensor, it indicates it needs one liter of oil very often I refill it once but then 4 days after it said it needed oil again and I dont want to put any more...

check the oil level using the dipstick in the engine you may just have a bad sensor that needs to be repaced, however if it is in fact getting low you may want to have the engine checked for comprssion leaks you may be burning the oil or it is seeping out of the gaskets in small amounts.

Jul 01, 2011 | 2006 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer

I have a 2006 BMW M6! this car will not start...changed starter, it started up! finished putting trim back together and NO START AGAIN! Help!

Take trim back off. See if start. If start, leave trim off. You may have one of those grounding trim cars where you put the trim on and it shorts the battery and then there's not enough electrical electrons to start the motor.

Jun 18, 2011 | 2006 BMW M6

1 Answer

Cigareete lighter fuse location 2007 m6 conv

m6 cigarrete lighter fuse is located under the mat and can find the guide to which their as well. its fuse number 22IIRC.

Dec 29, 2010 | 2007 BMW M6 Convertible

1 Answer

I have a BMW 2001 330 CI. My friend told me this morning that I should check it when the engine is cold. I have always checked the level by running the engine for a minutes. Let it settle for a...

hi well i have always checked my levels when the engine is cold, the reason for this is the oil filter empties back into the engine anyway and normally as all the oil is in one place this will give you a better reading than if the oil has been displaced around the engine and will not have time after a few minutes to seep back into the sump, but i dare say some people will say, you have to run the engine to fill the oil filter so it is full and then check, not so as that is the reason for the level on the dip stick to check the level , i do how ever contradict myself by saying, if you have changed the oil and filter on the vehicle, then you do run the engine for a bit then check the level, but let it go cold to check level again...hope this helps

Dec 26, 2010 | BMW 330 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My m6 keeps overheating in slow traffic after a while.BMW have changed the fan twice but this has not solved the problem. Any advice?

if you run the a/c in slow traffic it will cause more heat in the engine bay then the car can ex spell if that is not the case try putting in a new thermostat and also when the thermostat is being replace have a very through cooling system flush done.hopefully this helps a bit.

Jan 01, 2010 | 2007 BMW M6 Convertible

1 Answer

I have a bmw 316 an it has oil i think seeping the bottom of the engine

might be drain plug washer or could be a leak from higher up the engine. get it cleaned off using some gunk remover and low pressure hose then watch for easier indication of actual leak.

Oct 16, 2009 | BMW 3 Series Cars & Trucks

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

494 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Frankie B

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

272 Answers


Level 2 Expert

254 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides