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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 06-01-2017, 02:30 PM   #1
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HELP! E46 M3 oil leaks

Help! E46 M3 oil leaks. My brother and I replaced the clutch and flying wheels, oil pan gasket, rear main seal and CPV-O ring. After all that, we are so excited we get to put the stuff back onto the car. The only thing that was put back onto the car was the manual transmission (engine not running). Everything else still under the car. We noticed oil is leaking from the bellhousing as shown in the pictures. Did we missed something or did something wrong? Autosolutions SSK will be installed also! We also having a hard time putting the starter back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:18 AM   #2
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its a long shot but if the leak is coming from above the cpv maybe valve cover gasket?


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Old 06-02-2017, 12:28 PM   #3
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Cam POS sensor o ring is above too. Oil pan gasket too
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New CPV-O ring, rear main seal and oil pan gasket
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:14 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention, we drained the oil before we did the clutch/flying wheel, rear main seal and oil pan gasket. We haven't put the new oil in yet, so where is the leak coming from?
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