Having problems with your 1999 BMW 318 ti ?

Water came out when the oil cap was taken off on my bmw 323i

\015 I may have a hair line crak in one of my gaskets which one and where is it located\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 19-07-2021

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Water actually came out of the oil fill cap? is there a white milky residue on the bottom side of the cap? did this happen when it suddenly got cold? if you pull out the dipstick, do you see "bubbles" on it indicating water is present in the oil pan?
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\015\012i remember my 540i use to do this and there was a BMW service bulletin indicating such and it was not an issue. it only happened when it was really cold out (winter months), but then would go away in the summer. maybe that's why BMWs now have oil/water separators?
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\015\012is the coolant level dropping in the overflow tank or in the radiator? if not dropping, then it may be the issue i mentioned above.
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\015\012if you want piece of mind, take it somewhere for an oil change and have them put it into a separate container. if it was a head gasket that went south, then the oil & water should separate in the container and it will be obvious that jo jo jo is correct with the head gasket.
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\015\012also give BMW service a call and ask if this is normal (some water vapor on the bottom side of the oil fill cap) during the winter months. hopefully its not an issue or it will be pricey to get the head gasket changed. good luck.
It sounds like your head gasket has gone, it sits in the middle of you engine block, it will be a garage job?
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