In Reply to: 95 540i OIL LEAK! HELP posted by Neepu K on June 29, 1999 at 12:29:58:
Sounds like the infamous upper timing cover gasket leak, the right side in your case. Those are a known problem and the replacement gasket is supposed to be made of a better material.
: I have an oil leak coming from the passenger side. I've
: steam cleaned the engine and oil appears on the pump or compressor thing directly below the right cylinder head. I'm suspecting a valve cover gasket or a bad line on that pump thing.
: The car has 75K miles. There is evidence of oil leaking on the ground after the car has been parked for an hour or so. The oil is yellowish/greyish not redish in color if that makes any difference.
: Any assistance on this is appreciated!