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  1. E46 General
    I am well aware that these cars are notorious for oil leaks around the valve cover. The valve cover gasket was replaced about 20k miles ago by the previous owner (as I was told). I have recently noticed some oil leakage on one of the top valve cover bolts near the engine lift hook (images...
  2. E46 XI
    Hello everyone, so I've got an e46 2002 325xi with a smoking problem. Whenever the car is started and occasionally when driving an abundance of smoke blows out of the exhaust. The smoke is usually pretty white in color which I know points to coolant but I don't believe it is burning coolant as...
  3. E46 General
    I’ve read online that it holds 9 quarts but castrols website says it holds 6.5. I do not have an owners manual
  4. E46 General
    I decided to post this topic because, despite the innumerable previous discussions on the general topic, I couldn’t find anything on my specific situation. It’s time to change my oil again and I’ve thought about taking advantage of FCP Euro’s lifetime warranty (along with PayPal’s return...
  5. E46 General
    Hey all, Changed my spark plugs on my 2006 325Ci I6 M54 yesterday, Noticed that every single one had a good amount of oil on it. Like when I took them out they'd be covered in oil almost and I had to put them in a bag There's not too much oil on the top of them but down by the screw part there...
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    Just as the title states, upon going to the store and back home (roughly 10 miles) my exhaust/trans/resonators are soaked. At first I thought it was coolant or trans fluid but while I was taking photos what looked like oil kept dropping on my phone/hand, so I'm not sure if it's coolant or trans...
  7. E46 General
    Hey guys, today i was checking my engine oil level. Wanted to top it up a little but i grabbed atf bottle and poured it in my engine. (same color bottle as engine oil and it was dark :( ) It was only about 300ml/0,3quarts of oil. I dont know what to do now ? It really upsets me but I read on...
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    Hey guys, hopefully there are some people on this forum who have had experience with diesel powered bmw's. Little backstory: Was drifting with my friend couple of days ago (Read was snowing heavily) everything was good, we're having a good time when in the end the car kinda straightened/spun...
  9. E46 General
    I ordered this oil. There is BMW ll approval at the place I marked in the picture, but it is not written on the received product. I talked to the seller and he said it would be ok. What should I do, do you mind if I put this in the car?
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  10. E46 General
    Friends, I want to change the oil at home with a jack myself. but there is no jacking point in front of the car. is it possible to change it by removing it from the right or left? Or the easier way is if I pull it from the dipstick with the pump is it okay? Note; the car is a little close to the...
  11. E46 General
    I know a lot of people have asked this in the past but I wanna see if opinions have changed or there’s been deeper insight and experience. I have a 2003 330i with 187k miles, I drive mostly on the highway >75mph, and live in California so the weather isn’t too cold or hot. What oil would you...
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    We all know these cars can be quite unclear about what they want... Mine has been beeping twice recently - always twice, and seemingly at random times. Not while driving tho, with accessories or ignition on, sometimes when turning it off. It's not the seatbelt chime and it's not the low...
  13. E46 General
    Hi everyone, An old mentor of mine has a 2002 325i with 200,000 miles on it and I'm thinking of buying it for about $1,200.00. Seems like a good deal but hear me out. The car hasn't seen any real maintenance in the past 10 years or so. He lent it to me for a few months now and I've been loving...
  14. E46 General
    I’m planning on replacing my oil pan gasket on the 330i 2003, I’ve heard you need to drop the subframe. If I’m going to replace my rack and pinion as well do I still need to drop the subframe?
  15. E46 General
    Hi, I'm curious to know if my BMW E46 320CI 2005/2006 is due to an oil change? The service interval display is showing 7625 and the colour of the oil is a greenish and brown colour: (not my pic) The colour of the oil before it's in is a 2...
  16. E46 General
    Just checked my oil and it looks like I definitely need to change it. What oil do you guys recommend I use for my E46 330i. What filter should I get to? A link to the product would be great too Thank you
  17. E46 General
    330ci 2003 Hi all, Couple weeks ago I noticed the low coolant light. I bled the system and topped it up.. probably half a litre. Today I had the same light, expansion tank is almost empty.. havent topped it yet. There is pressure on the rad hoses.. I checked the oil cap and its not...
  18. E46 General
    My cousin was doing my spark plugs and he thinks this is an indicator of a blown head gasket. Has anyone ever seen this? I checked my dipstick and there’s no coolant in the oil it seems it’s just brown. I actually just got my oil changed on tuesday, and the guy didn’t say anything about seeing...
  19. E46 General
    Hello, I just bought my 325i and it has around 190k miles on it, should I just change the oil right away? There's a sticker in the window and it says that I have like 3k left until a change but I was wondering if I should do it anyway for peace of mind There's a little bit of sludge visible...
  20. E46 General
    Hello, I was just curious if anyone can relate to burnt oil smell from engine bay. I am experiencing this in my 2003 325i m54. There are no visible oil leaks on the engine. Smell is quite significant and sometimes goes into cabin. It probably has something to do with oil consumption which is...
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