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Old 02-02-2003, 10:43 AM   #1
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Oil problems with M3 Engine???

Has anyone with a 01-03 M3 ever had any headgasket or oil problems with their M3?? My older bro has a 02 Silver M3 and with 16,000 miles ( about 16k ) blew a headgasket and the thing started dripping oil everwhere.. We thought that my brother just drove the ****. But my other bro with a 02 LSB M3 with 14, 000, his engine is burning oil and he has to add a quart about each week or so.. we went to bmw and their not really doing anything..
If anyone has ever had this problem please reply and say what you did. Probably their is something wrong with the M3 engine or something?
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Old 02-02-2003, 05:37 PM   #2
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I read that BMW has had problems wih this motor. Fot that reason they have extended the warantee to I think 7 years or 100K miles.
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Old 02-02-2003, 09:36 PM   #3
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All the problem with M3 engines were bottom end I thought.(It's what I read on the roadfly site. I hope yours just a minor problem. Warrenty should takes care of that shouldn't it? My car uses 5w60 (it even came with a bottle.) Make sure you use the right grade. Good luck.
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Old 02-02-2003, 09:50 PM   #4
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I wonder if their both Lemons or something? bmw thinks that we drove the crap out of the car to make it burn oil .. its not like we drove the car like 160 or something or overrevved it.. Could heat play a roll cause both the M3's are in Arizona and they drove them during summer.???? and in arizona it gets to about 115 or more during the day..
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