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I have a bad oil leak on my BMW 2002 318i N42 engine

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have u also changed the plastic valve that that pipe is connected to located underneath 2-3 allen key bolts easy if u take off throttle body and housing to get to it???

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SOURCE: leaking coolant from behind engine on 96 BMW 318i sedan

have someone check out the intake gaskets also check the heater hoses coming from the heater core

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No it will NOT work, get a second opinion on that leak that's way too high for that job. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA

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SOURCE: I would like to know how to reset the oil change indicator on a 1994 BMW 318i

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Earth terminal 7 (I've no pic sorry) and hold for 3 seconds.
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try this website to see if they be able to help you its www.alldatadiy.com if it was me i would go to autozone or any part store and pickup a dry to go in the oil and that way you be able to find the leak easier hope i was able to help you Michigan Man

Posted on May 16, 2009

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