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      09-26-2011, 09:20 AM   #1
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Oil Dripping

Hi folks,
I have owned my car for almost 10 months now, never had any sort of major problems with it except HPFP recall from the dealership. This morning I had to move my car from my assigned spot in the garage to another one and I notice d some oil patches right under the area where my cars front portion parks.
My question is this covered under CPO? I have a 2007 335i.
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      09-26-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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Sounds like drive train to me but I'm no expert. (if it is drive train related it would be covered)
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      09-26-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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Are you sure the spots weren't there already from another car? Otherwise, you have to take it into the dealer. Nobody here can tell you what it is, and whether or not it's covered. :/
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      09-26-2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply folks. Oil looked some what fresh. I will recheck it under the body to make sure.
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      09-26-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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Check around your oil filter housing gasket.
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      09-26-2011, 12:46 PM   #6
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Check around your oil filter housing gasket.
+1 same culprit for my e46
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      09-26-2011, 12:48 PM   #7
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Thanks Benzo. Where exactly is that?
Is there a DIY showing all the parts
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      09-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #8
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Thanks Benzo. Where exactly is that?
Is there a DIY showing all the parts
Its the area of the engine where the oil filter goes, it connects to the block with i think 4 bolts and a gasket in between. the gasket is known to leak, i had mine replaced.

Im not saying that is your problem its just a guess, but here you go...

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476419
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      09-26-2011, 12:56 PM   #9
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if your car is an auto, it could be the mechatronic seal leak, very common on auto tranny, the leak location should be right underneath the gear shifter, if you see oil in that location where you parked, then its prob mechatronic seal.

after you parked your car, put a new piece of cardboard under the car, that way you know where it leaked and if it leaked at all, if no oil stain, then its prob leaked from some other car and you will have nothing to worry about
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Thanks a lot Benzo
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      09-26-2011, 01:00 PM   #11
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Patrick, thanks for the suggestion. The current spot seems to be right under the gear so I think its the seal you are talking about. I am going to do the cardboard trick to confirm it. Is it an expensive repair if it comes to down to that?
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Patrick, thanks for the suggestion. The current spot seems to be right under the gear so I think its the seal you are talking about. I am going to do the cardboard trick to confirm it. Is it an expensive repair if it comes to down to that?
the seal itself is something like $30.00, labor will prob cost you a few hours, then the tranny fluid will set you back another couple hundred, but since your car is CPO'd, its covered. so all and all will prob cost you the deductible only, is it $50? I think.

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should be covered under CPO. I had both the valve cover gasket and oil filter housing gasket replaced under CPO warranty.
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      09-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #14
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Thanks Patrick, you are right, its 50$ deductible. If I take it to the dealership, would suggest any other issues related to this problem that I should ask them to look into?
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Thanks blacknbean
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Thanks Patrick, you are right, its 50$ deductible. If I take it to the dealership, would suggest any other issues related to this problem that I should ask them to look into?
CPO doesn't have a deductible. The $50 deductible is only for BMW's extended vehicle protection plan (extended warranty service contract).

So which do you have CPO, or the extended warranty plan? CPO would mean you bought the vehicle used and the dealership CPO'd it before you bought it. Extended warranty plan means you bought an extended warranty. Two very different things. CPO is an extension of the factory warranty and covers everything the factory warranty does. The extended warranty protection plan does not.


edit: CPO also has a $50 deductible, my mistake.

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CPO definitely has a deductible. $50 per visit.

CPO also definitely does NOT cover everything the factory warranty does.
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CPO doesn't have a deductible. The $50 deductible is only for BMW's extended vehicle protection plan (extended warranty service contract).

So which do you have CPO, or the extended warranty plan? CPO would mean you bought the vehicle used and the dealership CPO'd it before you bought it. Extended warranty plan means you bought an extended warranty. Two very different things. CPO is an extension of the factory warranty and covers everything the factory warranty does. The extended warranty protection plan does not.
CPO has a deductible.
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      09-26-2011, 02:09 PM   #19
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CPO definitely has a deductible. $50 per visit.

CPO also definitely does NOT cover everything the factory warranty does.
You are correct. Here is a list of exclusions for CPO. It is a lot smaller though than the "other" extended warranty.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...Warranty2.aspx

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Possibly a Leaking Mechatronic Sealing Sleeve. Known issue on ZF 6HP Transmissions.

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Bamboo,

If the oil is a honey color, it's definitely a mechatronic sleave. Easy dealer fix and should definitely be covered
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