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Old 06-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #9884
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My Ride: F32 M4, E46 M3/325i
Originally Posted by Crestwood1001 View Post
Guys I need help quick, took a short drive and smelled burning oil and saw smoke, pulled in the driveway and it's coming from where I'm pointing in the pic, took the plastic cover off to see better and removed the oil fill cap and get smoke outta there to.... Not good.... Valve cover gasket?
Ehh, could be. That's also the side your headers are at.

It is possible some sort of fluid spilt onto the hot surface and started burning away. Check the surface of the exhaust manifold heat shields first.
Did the car's sound change at all? You could also have burned through the engine-block to manifold gasket, developing an exhaust leak.

Originally Posted by mjpgolf1 View Post
The e46 M3 is by far the most boring and worst M3 that BMW has made to date.
It's amazing to me that a non M E46 is such a beautiful car but the E46 M has never done much for me.

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