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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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How does this look to you? Over 140,000 Miles







Changed the valve cover gasket today. was getting a burnt oil smell when going up steep hills, when i took the old gasket off it was really stiff and the small gaskets thats for the plugs shattered when taking them off.

i think the engine looks pretty clean for over 140,000 miles ?
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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yup looks good
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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140k is barely broken in.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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Re: How does this look to you? Over 140,000 Miles

Looking good dude!

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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Looks awesome! You have another 350k miles to go!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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Replaced the valve cover gasket but went up a big hill today for the first time since change and i got the whiff of burnt oil again
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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Maybe the old stuff burning off give it a few miles.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
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Maybe the old stuff burning off give it a few miles.
^This. It took a day or two to burn off all the oil after replacing the VCG on my 330xi.
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