Any help appreciated with my prob.
The car is a 316ti, 2002. manual.
I only recently bought it and noticed a small (ten p piece size) oil drip when
left over night.
Had oiled and filter changed in the hope that maybe that would shed some
light on it,,,,,,but no it didnt.
So yesterday I took the car in for initial investigation to find the source of the
leak.........i stayed with the car, and the only oil that was evident was coming
from high up, at the rear of the engine, on the offside. There you could see a drip forming hanging from what looked like some flange.
The garage is not BMW trained and they said all they can do is to strip down the air intake bulk head area to get to the rear of the engine.
I am a bit dubious about this as I can see they could rack up a sizeable bill
just looking and still i would not know the poss cost of repair.
Is there any common area this engine might spring a leak in the vicinity I have mentioned??
Do you think the BMW garage would poss be cheaper?
Or would you , as my brother said, just leave it, its only a small leak and will do no harm, save the odd topping up??