Oil leak

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 Posted: Aug 19, 2019 08:57AM
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Thanks. Will do

 Posted: Aug 19, 2019 08:47AM
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I have been trying to pinpoint an oil leak on my wife's 2007 Mini R56 N12 non S. I recently replaced the valve cover and gaskets. I can see some oil pooling right under the eccentric shaft sensor and sitting on top of the bell housing. It also looks like the previous owner used some type of foam insulation (that's what it looks like to me) instead of RTV sealant for the eccentric shaft sensor. Could this be the sensor leaking or maybe from the oil filter housing seals? Thank you
It's hard to say....  our best advice is to wash / clean the engine block or any areas that you suspect might be leaking to see if you can narrow down the location of the leak....

If there is evidence of previous attempts to stop a leak, that might be the first place to look. Remove their 'patch job' and start from scratch - preferably by using the factory original seals or gaskets.

 Posted: Aug 19, 2019 07:06AM
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I have been trying to pinpoint an oil leak on my wife's 2007 Mini R56 N12 non S. I recently replaced the valve cover and gaskets. I can see some oil pooling right under the eccentric shaft sensor and sitting on top of the bell housing. It also looks like the previous owner used some type of foam insulation (that's what it looks like to me) instead of RTV sealant for the eccentric shaft sensor. Could this be the sensor leaking or maybe from the oil filter housing seals? Thank you