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GideonvN 10-18-2012 05:24 AM

BMW e46 318- leaks/ burns oil.
I have replaced ; oil filter seals/ oil filter housing gasket seals. The car still burns 2 quarts a month, however it seems to be smoking even more than previously. Any suggestions?

trive2 10-21-2012 08:25 PM

Clogged PCV increases crankcase pressure and causes all sorts of leaks. Those engines are horrible for oil leaks.

How many kays? Done a compression test?

Solidjake 10-22-2012 05:36 AM

Oil separator.

GideonvN 10-25-2012 11:56 PM

Thank you for the reply, the car is a 2002 318i, with 225 k mileage.
1: can I replace the PCV, as a simple DIY?
2: The oil separator, I will look into.

TitanSilverE46 10-26-2012 01:03 AM

I am in the market for a 318i and had a chat with my Indy who services my 2001 325i and 1993 525i (which is what I am replacing).

His advice was; Stay clear of the N42 2.0L engine, Burns Oil, lots of Vanos problems, Get a pre 09/2001 318i with the M43TU 1.9L engine ... bullet proof in his opinion. 200,000km just run in!

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