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  1. E46 330 CD Losing Coolant, Getting Hot & Creamy Spray Near Front Of Engine

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All, I am new to the site, so sorry if this post is in the wrong place. My 2006 Manual 330CD is losing water, getting very hot on long runs and there is a strange creamy spray all over the front of the engine near the EGR Valve (I think). When the car gets very hot on long motorway runs...
  2. Should I worry about this creamy residue?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just checked my oil level today and my dipstick was really creamy, is this something to be worried about? This was after a 60 mile round trip, literally oil was hot. The oil cap has no creamy residue on it. Am I over worrying, or should I check elsewhere?
  3. Creamy oil cap, dipstick clean 54 e46 318ci sport

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    There is a lot of creamy oil under the filler cap but none on the dipstick, no oil in coolent also car hasnt lost any power ( it doesnt have a lot anyway :hihi ) , i was looking on the fourms and someone was saying that the crankcase breather pipe is to blame and overtime it gets brittle and...
  4. 2002 318 oil creamy on dipstick

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone. I went to have a look at a 318 today at the local garage liked everything about it drives and looks fantastic then I check the oil and there was creamy oil on it. Temp was fine on drive and dnt think its had an oil change in a while. I've also heard these 2 litre engines have a...
  5. 2001 e46 325i- creamy white stuff in engine oil and now a ticking noise

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hello peeps my 325 has started to get this white creamy slug on and around the oil filler cap and dip stick , which after looking on these forums it sounds like the enginge breather valve, is this a big job and where in stoke would be the best place to take it and how much is it likely to cost...
  6. 2007 E93 325i - creamy oil, losing coolant - condensation or gasket failure

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I know it's a bit hard to dianose over t'internet but I've been having to top up my coolant every week. The lil' dipstick thing is usually a cm or so from where it should be and I've topped it up for a couple of weeks now. Checked the oil cap as well tonight and it's covered in brown gunk...
  7. 2002 E46 318ci - creamy gunge on oil dipstick

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Apologies if this is in the wrong section. Just thought i would check the oil this morning as i was off work. Had to use some force to loosen the dipstick to pull it out and on getting it out i was confronted with the image below. Ive only had the motor a few weeks, theres 70,000 on the clock...
  8. 1998 E36 318 Ti - Creamy deposit on oil cap & dipstick :(

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi i have a 1998 bmw 318ti perol 1.9 and recently bought it (around 2 weeks ago) just had it motd and was runnin fine for a few days until a pipe blew of the back of the engine a water pipe so i put it in the garage and this was repaired and again was fine until a day later on my way home from...
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