From digest.v4.n584 Sun May 12 20:00:32 1996
From: "D. Greg Nichols" <gregoryn_at_physics.Berkeley.EDU>
Date: Sun, 12 May 1996 15:13:08 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: <E30> Oil Leak
>It looks like the leak is coming from the oil cooler adapter thing. Oil is
>the leaking part is the thermostat that regulates the flow of oil
>through the cooler.
We had the same problem on our '88 iX. It was the oil cooler
thermostat. We took it to the dealer...big mistake! Cost was approx.
$150 to install the repair kit that BMW has put together.
>Does anyone know if this can be repaired (kit #?) or if it is a replace only
>part? Has this happened to anyone else?
The part number for the repair kit is 11 42 9 059 338. The cost should
be around $5. It is just some O-rings, a circlip, and a little cap.
The procedure is covered in the April issue of BMW Car, if you are
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