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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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