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Old 01-31-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Oil leak and rubber block

I traced my engine oil leak to the oil filter housing bushing that mounts between the housing and the engine block. The bushing is sealed with two O-rings and apparently they became old and brittle causing oil to leak out the side of the block.
It seems the bushing for $8 and the filter housing gasket for $3 will repair the problem.
I'll get these ordered today and installed on the weekend.

My question is, there is a rubber block that attaches to the steering rack crossmember and sits between the crossmember and the oil pan, I broke one of the mounts that hold this in place during the cleaning process of the above repair, is this rubber block necessary?
If so, what's a good source for this part, save the dealer?

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Lol, I dunno what BMW was thinking with that rubber block, basically the only reason I can think of is that it was intended to be there to protect the oil pan in the event the motor was to come in contact with the subframe. I had removed mine because it was so infiltrated with oil, I personally never had an issue without it!
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I know exactly what you are talking about. I removed mine about 2.5 years ago and have had no issues at all.
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Everything went together fine, no leaks, no rubber block.
It's actually easier to get in with the pressure washer without that block present.
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