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Re: 95 540i OIL LEAK! HELP (archive)

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Posted by David Chen on June 29, 1999 at 15:16:00:

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!

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