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E86 SMG oil leak via electrical connector

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:38 pm
by MadZach
As per title my e86 has developed an oil leak on the back of the SMG gearbox. My mechanic has isolated the leak to an electrical connector/sensor which enters the back of the gearbox housing itself.
My main issue is where to take it to be repaired? Does anyone have any suggestions around the west midlands? Does anyone have experience of what this is and is it an easy fix?
Thanks

E86 SMG oil leak via electrical connector

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:43 pm
by kis
E86? You sure?
The SMG only came on E85 Z4's. And even those are limited to pre-facelift models.

E86 SMG oil leak via electrical connector

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:55 pm
by patriot66
If it's an E86 with flappy paddles on the steering wheel then it has to be an automatic. Does the OP have an E86 Coupe or E85 Roadster ? Can you post a photo of the gear knob and surround in your car ?

E86 SMG oil leak via electrical connector

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:27 pm
by Stevo1987
patriot66 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:55 pm If it's an E86 with flappy paddles on the steering wheel then it has to be an automatic. Does the OP have an E86 Coupe or E85 Roadster ? Can you post a photo of the gear knob and surround in your car ?
It is an E86 coupe. He is asking the same question on FB.

E86 SMG oil leak via electrical connector

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 pm
by MadZach
Yeah it's a post face-lift e86 coupe with flappy paddle gears.

E86 SMG oil leak via electrical connector

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:46 pm
by patriot66
MadZach wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 pm Yeah it's a post face-lift e86 coupe with flappy paddle gears.
In which case I am 99.9% certain your car must have an automatic gearbox. The SMG has the same flappy paddles and only 2 pedals but the gearbox itself is a 6 speed manual with a clutch. The clutch is activated and a gear selected electro-hydraulically when the driver uses the flappy paddles or gear stick.
Plenty of forum members have automatic Z4s so it may be worth editing your post title to 'E86 Auto oil leak via electrical connectors' :thumbsup: