[E46] Oil leak (side of engine cover)

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  1. 8 Nov 2018 at 10:10 PM #1
    R60BBA

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    Just noticed a small leak on the side of my engine cover.

    Anyone seen this before?

    Tried to locate the source of the leak but have been unable so far...

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  2. 14 Nov 2018 at 6:43 PM #2
    AK91

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    Do you know if it's oil? Might be worth taking the plastic engine cover off to see if it's running down the VC?
     
  3. 14 Nov 2018 at 11:45 PM #3
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    The plastic cover doesn’t seal any oil - it’s just a vanity cover over the top of the metal rocker cover itself. The oil separator is underneath it though - so it’s worth whipping the plastic cover off to check whether you’ve got a leak from that?
     

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