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  1. General E46 Forum
    Let me start by saying I'm not the most mechanically inclined BMW driver, but after 7 years of having other people work on my e30, I would like to start getting my hands dirty on my e46 touring. I bought the car with a sizable oil leak, but had the pan gasket replaced about 1k miles ago. (I...
  2. General E46 Forum
    I just bought a 03 e46 (owned 2 others and an e36 so I'm not new to bmw) -- really tight car but it was stumbling a bit around 2k rpm and threw a misfire code that moved with a coil so I replaced the plugs, bad coil and MAF sensor and now it's a very happy feeling engine. Silky smooth, plenty of...
  3. General E46 Forum
    Hello, I have a 2001 330ci. I bought the car about a year ago and a couple months after that; it began burning oil, which it still does. I've replaced the valve cover gasket and the oil filter housing gasket and I still top it of with oil every week. Do any of you have any suggestions as to why...
  4. General E46 Forum
    I have an '02 325xi and I've had an oil burning issue for a little while now. According to my mechanic, there are no oil leaks, so that definitely isn't the problem (unless he's lying). I know that supposedly BMW says that burning about a quart of oil every 1000 miles is "normal," however I...
  5. General E46 Forum
    2001 325i Sport PKG 110,xxxmi I know BMWs burn oil, but burning this much oil is irregular. She burns almost a quart every 600mi ! :confused: I Replaced CCV along with breather hoses. I dont see any major oil leaks so Im guessing its in the engine somewhere? My mechanic told me there is...
  6. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    i have had my 330i for 2 months now and all has been ok until i popped into the town the other day for some shopping and when i got back in the car ad started it i got quite a lot of smoke out the exhaust and a really strong lingering smell of burning oil! after a few secs it cleared as if it...
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