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In the video above, we show you how to fix minor oil leaks in your 1997 BMW Z3. We will show you specifically how to determine if the fluid leaking from your Z3 is oil, check your oil level and fix the oil leak using stop leak. Extremely low oil levels can critically damage your engine, so it is important to be proactive about oil leaks, however small. Oil leaks in the 1997 Z3s with the 2.8 liter engine are often due to a bad seal in the drain plug - the metal washer in your drain plug can only be tightened a few times before it loses its ability to seal and should be replaced periodically to prevent leaking. Replacing the metal washer should only be done when you change the oil in your Z3, fortunately the video above shows how to fix the minor leak in the interim.
Fixing minor oil leaks is fairly straightforward, but first, make sure that your engine is cold and that your Z3 is parked on a level surface when you check the oil level as both of these things can cause the oil level to read low. Check our What is Leaking? video to see what type of fluid is leaking from your Z3 if you are unsure.
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Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L 6 Cyl.
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L 6 Cyl.
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L 6 Cyl.
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L 6 Cyl.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L 6 Cyl.