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Old 01-28-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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01 330Ci losing way too much oil

I've had my bimmer for a few weeks and I noticed that its lost a good amount of oil. I haven't noticed any leaking and I park it in the same spot every night. I've read that my engine is notorious for burning oil but the amount is too much, when I bought the car the level was spot on but now after about 850 miles it's dropped below the indentation. What should I check for? This is my first post and I'm relatively new to bmw so go easy guys. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:55 AM   #2
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Follow my thread here:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=967844

Your problem sounds very similar to mine.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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OFHG is the generally the first thing to look at. That thing can leak like 1l/500miles if its really really bad.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks banddr2, I will follow close.

DHK it's not that, it would have been noticeable.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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OFHG only leaks when you are driving, it wouldn't pool up.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:30 AM   #6
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what is OFHG?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:35 AM   #7
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what is OFHG?
Oil Filter Housing Gasket. Mine was leaking, but not that much.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
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Forgot to mention when I popped open the oil fill cap there was some sort of dark residue or something.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #9
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And it's not the OFHG, there's very little oil in the area and after cleaning it off it remained clean.
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