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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 08-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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oil disappearing

changed my oil at 137k and im at 139k now. light came on when i shut the car off and oil was down to the lowest notch on the dipstick. i dumpped in a quart but why did this happen? do i have a leak? am i burning oil? or is this normal?
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:04 AM   #3
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I duno. Do you have an external leak?Do compression test and if differential isnt within spec. Wet test to see if rings or valves. All engines have some blowby but thats excessive burning or leaking

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:45 AM   #4
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I duno. Do you have an external leak?Do compression test and if differential isnt within spec. Wet test to see if rings or valves. All engines have some blowby but thats excessive burning or leaking
i see you bumped like 15 threads here with comments.

to op like i said check your ccv also check your valve cover gasket as well as ofhg and then report back
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:53 AM   #5
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What. Should i quit or what. I dont know alot of abbrevs but im also bored sitting in semi for 12 hrs doing nuthin. My wrists are too sore for anymore porn. What do u recommend? Is my info shit or what?
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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What. Should i quit or what. I dont know alot of abbrevs but im also bored sitting in semi for 12 hrs doing nuthin. My wrists are too sore for anymore porn. What do u recommend? Is my info shit or what?
sounds like you dont know common leak points for the m54
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Ok. Leak points dont matter. Just were ever the fluid is leaking from. Its kinda sounds like you might have a little leak of your own so i'll leave
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Ok. Leak points dont matter. Just were ever the fluid is leaking from. Its kinda sounds like you might have a little leak of your own so i'll leave
usually if you look at the common spots its easier to locate a leak than looking in every random spot
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:05 AM   #9
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Ya i guess thats true. Our engines are quite a few feet long so might be kinda hard to spot a 1 liter oil leak
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:31 AM   #10
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:36 AM   #11
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Ya i know im slow but Ccv means what?
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:59 PM   #13
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #14
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Man your car is thirsty. That's a lot of oil. CCv, oil cap, filter housing o- ring, engines leaks,etc,. So to answer your main question- yeah that's not normal amount.
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