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      12-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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NEED HELP Leak n54

So this morning i drove the car to work
when i came back i saw a fluid drop between the front passenger side door and the front wheel. to make sure that this drop is mine i moved my car a little.
and after 2 hours the fluid ( i guess oil) were on the floor/
No warning on idrive nothing. no loose of power or anything.

I drove home very slowly just in case, but seens like nothing happen.
Them I remove the front wheel and all the plastic parts from the front fender and cannot locate the leak. PLEASE HELP ME. WHAT IT COULD BE ?

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As you can see from the pics looks like there is no leak from the inside of the car. i checked the wheel if mayby somehow i drove on a oil drop, because at one moment i was driving the traction control turned on because i drove on something i am not sure if it was oil. but the wheel look clean.
the oil is all the way on the side skirt.


my car is a bmw 335i sport pkg from 2007


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      12-01-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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i washed my car... no leak so far looks like i drove on the oil somewhere.
ill give more info if something happens
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      12-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Sounds silly, but the right control arm bushing (thrust rod bushing) may have squirted that stuff out. It looks like black coffee when it comes out of the bushing.
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Sounds silly, but the right control arm bushing (thrust rod bushing) may have squirted that stuff out. It looks like black coffee when it comes out of the bushing.
That is possible. Check the bushing out.
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      12-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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will check tomorrow.
but i should feel any difference in the suspension, no???? like noise or something ???
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      12-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #6
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not really. it all depends how wasted the bushing is.

sometimes they make a bunch of racket, sometimes they dont.....
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      12-01-2012, 10:59 PM   #7
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So this morning i drove the car to work
when i came back i saw a fluid drop between the front passenger side door and the front wheel. to make sure that this drop is mine i moved my car a little.
and after 2 hours the fluid ( i guess oil) were on the floor/
No warning on idrive nothing. no loose of power or anything.

I drove home very slowly just in case, but seens like nothing happen.
Them I remove the front wheel and all the plastic parts from the front fender and cannot locate the leak. PLEASE HELP ME. WHAT IT COULD BE ?

look a the pics




















As you can see from the pics looks like there is no leak from the inside of the car. i checked the wheel if mayby somehow i drove on a oil drop, because at one moment i was driving the traction control turned on because i drove on something i am not sure if it was oil. but the wheel look clean.
the oil is all the way on the side skirt.


my car is a bmw 335i sport pkg from 2007


please helpppp
Must have ran over something.
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      12-02-2012, 04:06 AM   #8
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LOL maybe someone knows your obsessed with your car and used a droplet and some used motor oil
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      12-02-2012, 07:17 AM   #9
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I suspect it might be the Washer Fluid Reservoir leaking. Most likely you didn't use a cold season washing fluid causing the water (?!) inside to freeze and expand cracking the reservoir.
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      12-02-2012, 08:23 AM   #10
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i dont fill up the reservoir with water .
I dont remember exactly which washing fluid i use but anyway the weather is not below 33 in NY.
as you can see the drop on the floor is black.
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