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BMW 316 leaking oil, about 1 litre every 2 weeks

BMW 316 ,yr2001, leaking oil, about 1 litre every 2 weeks

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Your going to have to clean it down good with some engine cleaner, then run engine, try to pin down leak. may have a bad oil preasure switch thats leaking, or oil filter, or a gasket; hope this helps good luck.

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