My 1997 318is - Update

John Avis by | January 27, 2012 | My 1997 318is

Thought I better stop worrying what it looks like and start sorting out the mechanical issues. First step, raise it up to get enough clearance ready to give the engine a wash tomorrow so I can try and work out where the oil leak is coming from.
Thought I better stop worrying what it looks like and start sorting out the mechanical issues. First step, raise it up to get enough clearance ready to give the engine a wash tomorrow so I can try and work out where the oil leak is coming from.

I spent some time researching common leak areas for the M44 and pricing up various parts. I see that the oil filter housing is the number one spot for leaks.

I also got some quotes for a new windscreen: Obrien wanted nearly $700, NRMA just over $300 with member discount, and a local windscreen place just under $250.

Up on bricks
Oil lubricating everything but the internals
Front of the engine
Could it be the oil filter housing only?

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I am a bit of a 3 series fanatic, having owned a couple of E30s and a few E36s, plus a few parts cars. I like the combination of the compact size, good performance and handling, and that they are more sports sedan than an impractical and extrovert sports car. This blog is a place to share my experience and knowledge.

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