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Old Tue, Dec-19-2017, 04:13:23 PM   #1
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I moved to the Denver area this past summer and I'm looking for a shop to help me with an oil leak my E46 M3 has developed.

I'm considering Autoworks Colorado in Littleton or Euro Tech Automotive in Golden. Does anybody have any experience with either of these shops?

Autoworks is a member of BIMRS but Euro Tech seems to have better reviews...
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Have you posted about the two options in the Colorado BMW Group on facebook yet? I tend to get good recommendations from there.

Where is it leaking oil from?
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Have you posted about the two options in the Colorado BMW Group on facebook yet? I tend to get good recommendations from there.

Where is it leaking oil from?
I did and unfortunately I got a lot of self-promotion responses, but I did get one guy that said he's used Autoworks Colorado for a long time with good results. I made an appt with them for January 3rd so we'll see how it goes.

I'm honestly not sure. There's oil all over a bunch of places at the bottom of the car... dripping off the end of exhaust section 1, all over the rear of the oil pan and the oil drain bolt, and up from there best I can see.

It may be the valve cover gasket, which I had Dafoe help me replace as part of my valve adjustment/VANOS work some months ago before I moved out to CO.

It may also be the oil pan gasket which I was told was weeping a little bit of oil a long time ago, but even if that is leaking I know it's not the only source since there's wet oil above that point, too.

I'd tear into it myself but there's just too much going on with the holidays, etc., and I really don't feel like lying on my back on my garage floor for however long, trying to clean it all up and find the source.
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I've noticed a lot of self promoting guys on there as well, and unfortunately a lot of them have very bad reps (not surprising).

If you replaced the valve cover gasket with an OEM part, I doubt thats what is leaking.

It could be a combination of the oil pan and another source.

I'm sure Autoworks will be able to diagnose it and I agree, it's a tough time to be self-diagnosing!
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