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  1. Does your m54 car smells like burnt oil all the time?

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    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...
  2. Transmission fluid smell in cabin

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    Hi all, my first post here. I bought a 2004 325xi Touring about a month ago, and have read hundreds of useful posts here. Anyway, I dropped the pan on the GM tranny, replaced filter and gasket and refilled with Redline D4. I know that stuff smells bad, have been using it for years in my VW...
  3. A/C Not Blowing Cold Air, Burning Smell from Engine Bay

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    So I was driving on the freeway today with the a/c on, and I smelled something burning, and saw a bit of smoke coming. Didn't think it was from my car, so I continued driving. My A/C started to not blow cold air, only warm/hot air. I pulled into my garage and smelled the burning smell coming...
  4. 2002 325i Gas Smell

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    Whenever I start my 2002 325i, there is always a strong gas smell. It goes away after a few minutes but I don't think this is normal. I know my Oxygen Sensor is bad, but I haven't gotten around to repairing it. Any Ideas as to where the gas smell is coming from?
  5. Please Help ! VCG ?

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    After week holiday and not driving, last night when i turned my car on to go to the shops i could smell something wrong under the hood. Opened up and this is what I found. Is this a VCG issue or something else. Whats bothering me is that the oil is leaking underneath the screws not around the...
  6. "hot" burning smell

    E46 Xi Forum
    i recently bought a well kept 01 325xi wagon with a manual, i bought it knowing the valve cover was seeping and since replaced it however there is still a "hot" burning smell after traveling on the highway. I don't think it's engine oil cause it has a different smell and doesn't come in the cab...
  7. Clutch smelling, can I go another 2k?

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    Hi Everybody, I think I have a clutch issue but I am not quite sure. And it's a bit complicated so I will try to summarize my dilemma: I bought my 316ti Compact 2003 @220k from Zurich this year, drove it for 2.5k to Istanbul, had the brake pads and disk replaced. I also bought a clutch, tried...
  8. Test Drive: Smell of Coolant Coming From A/C

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    I am in the market to buy a E46, today I test drove a beautiful 2002 325xi, I noticed two things that made me uneasy. - The sunroof can open about 95% of the way but trying to open the other 5 will result in a clicking noise The sunroof slider seemed to be working well though - There was a...
  9. smeels like gas and rumbling noise

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    I would really appreciate some advice. it smellis like gas (inside and outside the car) and there is a rumbling noise that can be heard only on the inside of the car and only when i press the gas.:ben::banghead: i recently had gotten a flat and two days after driving with the spare (around...
  10. E46 engine problem?

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    Hey guys, I drive a 2001 E46 coupe with 130,000+ miles. I turned my car on today to find it made unusual "puttering" sounds and smelled of burnt plastic. Can anyone enlighten me as to what the problem may be? - Erika
  11. ooh ooh that smell - HVAC nasty nasty odor problem

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    Hi All, I've done some searching and see that I'm not alone. This is a 2003 325iT that I recently bought, and now that the weather is heating up, the smells coming from the AC is overwhelming. I recognize the musty odor, but there is also a urine-like smell that comes and goes, and that's what...
  12. Funny Smell or The Smell of Being a BAMF?

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    When I go fast on the highway with the pedal all the way down, I believe I begin to smell something that probably isn't good (not strong) but there. It smells like burning rubber in a way, and I'm not sure if that just happens because the engine is working hard and it doesn't mean anything bad...
  13. Interior gas smell

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    I smell gas inside the cabin of my car before starting it up. The smell than goes away. There is no smell in thetrunk or engine bay, with the engine off or on. What would cause fuel vapor in the cabin with the engine off? Fuel filter?
  14. Why does my car smell like gasoline when its cold?

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    Hey guys, Just like the title states, why do i smell gas when i start my car and its cold outside? I live in Winnipeg and we got our first snow today :(. Soon as i started the car this morning, I could smell gas REALLY strong. My car did this last winter too and i couldn't figure out why...