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      03-29-2015, 12:22 AM   #1
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I recently purchased my first bmw. A 2007 328i with just 44k miles.


I purchased the car at a BMW dealer 300 miles from home, they had the car I wanted for a price I could afford.

However shortly after purchase, I noticed oil spots on my driveway followed by the "add 1qt oil" warning. I added oil to the engine and brought the car into my local BMW dealer to diagnose the problem.

They diagnosed a leaking oil filter housing gasket as well as a leaking oil pan gasket. I elected to have both replaced for a breezy $1,200 including parts and labor.

The next morning, oil on my driveway. I take the car back in and the dealer discovers continued leaking from the oil filter housing gasket which they offered to replace a second time at no charge.

Today I took the car in for the siriusxm retrofit ($1,098......) and to have it checked for more leaks. When the car was in last the tech put dye in the oil to search for leaks. Today the dealer noted that oil was seeping from the timing chain tensioner gasket, which I had them replace for $92 including labor ($2.97 part...).


Tonight, the car is still leaking oil.... The car left oil on the driveway again. I don't think its residual oil because the tech completely pressured washed all the underbody panels and cleaned the engine compartment if residual oil.

I can't take the car tomorrow because service is closed Sunday and my SA won't be in until Tuesday.


Does anyone have any ideas what else could be leaking? The dealer assured me it wasn't the valve cover gasket, it was dry all around that region.

I'm baffled as to what else there could be. I've spent over a grand at this dealer this week and feel like they are just replacing parts as a guess and check at an extreme cost to me. And at this point I'm pretty frustrated with the dealer...

Any ideas?.. Thanks everyone!
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Any idea the condition of your valve cover gasket?
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Any idea the condition of your valve cover gasket?
No idea. I look I. The engine compartment and the engine is dry all around the sides. The only place I ever saw oil was on the front side, from the filter housing. The tech said there was not oil in the spark plug valleys. I also have not smelled burning oil at all.
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change the oil filter housing gasket, its about $13 and theres a DIY on the forum
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change the oil filter housing gasket, its about $13 and theres a DIY on the forum
The dealer has replaced the oil filter housing gasket twice already, I really don't think it should be leaking from there anymore
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How sure are you its not leaking at the rear of the valve cover gasket? are you sure it's MOTOR oil? vs power steering or brake fluid? Just some more things to double check.
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