Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 15:53:46 +0200
From: "Kristian Steve Jensen" <>
Subject: Oil leak

I have a 1988A 9000i, with a B202I which seems to have developed a rather severe oil leak on the front left side of the engine. Should be expected after 339000 kilometers. The leak is somewhere above the water pump, as this is now covered in oil, and seems to extend towards the middle of the front of the engine, almost over the exhaust pipes. Where could this come from? Head gasket? I recently changed oil, and both the old and the new oil looks good, no sign of coolant in it. If it is the head gasket, could tightening the head bolts help, or are these so called stretch bolts? Are there any other known weak spots in the area I describe where oil could come from? Kristian

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