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  1. Excessive Vacuum Causes

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    I have a 2004 330i with 110,000 miles on it. In the year I've owned it, I've replaced nearly all gaskets, hose, seals, bolts, and nuts. All of this was to fix an oil weep at the rear main seal and hunting idle. Everything I do has no impact on the hunting idle. I start it up, it goes to 1K...
  2. 2005 E46 330xi - replaced CCV, still have billowing smoke

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    2005 330xi w/220,000mi. Car is in perfect condition, so would like to repair if I can. Short story: drove car to airport end of December - car was fine. Went to start car on return 5 days later (single digit temperatures for days), and as soon as car was started, it was producing EXCESSIVE...
  3. My fully sick E46 is fully sick - please help!

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    Fellow E46 enthusiasts I have a 2004 320i MSport with ~138k on the dial. It was running like a dream until a few months back when one morning it began shuddering and I could smell burning plastic through the vents... Quick call to my mechanic had me soon having the ECU rebuilt (which...
  4. Drinking Oil

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    Hey, I'm experiencing some excessive oil consumption, and by excessive I mean I add oil to the car more times in a week than I go for gas. Was heading to a meeting yesterday and the light came on, checked my dipstick and it was bone dry, I filled up on oil 4 days before (light was still coming...
  5. REDUCE OIL CONSUMPTION - "02Pilot mod" DIY

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  6. White Smoke

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    I just recently purchased my first BMW. Two days after I got it tons of white smoke started coming from the exhaust pipe. I had been driving the car for about two hours when the low oil light flashed. Soon after this, white smoke came out of the exhaust pipe when I pushed the brakes. It was...
  7. oil consumption

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    Hi All! Please, help me! I'm having trouble with my oil level in my e46 325i. I have my car a half year ago now. I changed the engine oil a few months ago, after i bought this car. Afther i changed the engine oil i used my car in my city for about 1300-1500kms. I can not notice any oil...
  8. Oil consumption... should I be worried?

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    So about... a month or 1,000 miles ago on my E46 with 130,000 miles on it I had the oil pan and oil filter housing gasket replaced by the dealer since they were leaking. Since then I have burnt through about a quart of oil... I know that oil consumption is relative to how you drive the car and I...
  9. Smoke from engine bay after changing the VCG

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    Hi, Here is the situation chronologically: I bought a my 330Ci 2004 5 months ago with 52k now it has 60k. After 2 months the yellow yellow oil light came on so I decided to take it for an oil change thinking that the previous owner had not put enough oil/ put cheap oil before selling it...
  10. Amber Oil Light 318i

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    Hi Guys, I'm new in the forums and only got my e46 318i 2004 5 months ago. An amber oil light came up yesterday in the dash board so I check the oil this morning and it's in a very low level (minimum level), even though the car is not due for service according to the reading in the dashboard...
  11. 2001 325i - Going through oil like no tomorrow... :S

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    So I'm not sure what's really happening, but ever since, I would say ~7 months ago, my car has been gobbling oil like no tomorrow. It's not leaking, at least, it's not leaking anywhere that I can see. I took off the splash guard to ensure if it was leaking it would fall onto some cardboard in...
  12. So all e46 BMW engines burn oil, but WHY?

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    So I get it. Every variation of bmws straight 6 burns a bit of oil, meaning, enough that oil has to be added inbetween oil change intervals. Well, why? What is the oil getting past in the engine to be burned. I've read about pcv valves failing and causing oil burning, but what is the cause...
  13. Oil Consumption and Low Oil Warning Light Problems

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    About 5,000 miles ago (around 130,000 miles), our 2002 325i started to drink a lot of oil. It has had oil changes every 7,500 miles since it was new, and this was never a problem. The first warning about the oil consumption was that the oil light (yellow) illuminated when starting the car for...
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