Oil leak and cluttering noice

Tiny
AMAMDANI
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  • BMW 528
2000 BMW 528i 91,000 miles. When I park my car in the garage, I can see a couple of drops of oil on the floor under the engine compartment. I have recently noticed the engine has a noticable cluttering noise that goes away as I push the gas paddle (i.E. Noise can only be heard when the vehicle is idling). The car runs the :roll: same way as it has been before and the engine oil level hasn't been noticeably low. Any suggestions as to what could be the problem? Thanks.
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 AT 11:29 PM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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The oil leak is possibly a seeping gasket or?
Without being there with you I don't know how to help.
The noise could be the deflection pulley getting loud.
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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the massage. The oil leak turned out to be sterring fluid, which I had fixed and no leaks anymorew.

The local mechanic thought the noise was due to damaged tensioners. He replaced those but the noise is still there. Is deflection pulley the same as tensioners? Any other thoughts?
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Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 AT 6:11 PM
Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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No, the deflection pulley is not part of the tensioner assembly. The part # is 11-28-1-748-130
many is the time I have seen "mechanics" replace
the tensioner assembly because they make more $
on the parts. It is almost always the deflection pulley.
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Thursday, November 1st, 2007 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
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Great. Thanks a lot for your help !
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.
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Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 AT 6:32 AM

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