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  1. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I'm trying to remove the breather hose, as shown in the pic, from the dipstick so I can pull the dipstick out (I'm replacing the sump). No matter what I try, I can't remove it. As the picture shows, there's a plastic bit which has some tabs around it. No amount of putting a screwdriver there to...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Some weird thing is happening with my car at the moment... Usually, my car burns ~half a litre of engine oil in ~1000 km - for already a few years now and more than 50,000 km driven. ~3000-3500 km ago, I checked my engine oil level and it was a little below normal level, so I put ~0.5L of oil...
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I had my sump gasket changed at a local garage which has now changed hands, I have noticed that the bolt on the dipstick is missing so went to put a bolt in and noticed that the holes are not lined up the tube is higher than the one fixed to the manifold also I cannot push the dipstick any...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Folks, My 2005 E61 525i has the little triangle showing on the dash. Checked control messages, says fill with 1ltr of oil. Get back in car later, no triangle. All started about a week ago. As i turned off engine, yellow oil can appeared, and then that was that last I saw of that. Been...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi. Can someone recommend a good DIY guide to change a leaky dipstick oil ring on a E46 316 N42 engine? I did manage to find some guides but not for this engine model.
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    After doing a couple of thousand miles in my car I thought it might be an idea to check the oil. Opened the bonnet, searched around and found no sign of anything that resembled a dipstick. I resorted to the owners manual, p196 shows the dipstick so I look again but nothing! N53. I don't have...
  7. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, I have smoke that comes out of the dipstick when the engine is warm, given the vortex crankcase breather can cause this and is recommended to be changed I purchased one from BMW and installed it with a new air filter and cleaned the Manifold Absolute Pressure. However, the white smoke...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi guys,today i was checking oil in engine and noticed that upper corner of oil dipstick has broke off(like 5mm piece)and probably is in engine now.i need to be worried or not?:jaw-dropping
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, For a few weeks now I've noticed the car smells of what I would say was exhaust fumes. But the car did have an oil leak (which was recently fixed) so always put it down to the engine burning the oil. But I had the leak fixed and engine steam cleaned but still the smell stayed. I noticed...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, My oil level dipstick has cracked at the end ( the plastic measuring bit). Before i buy a replacement does anyone know why this would happen? do I need to replace the dipstick tube? Cheers for any replies :)
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Dipstick tube had leaking o ring in sump so replaced it with genuine o ring and still leaking. What next??
  12. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys just looking for some advice . I bought a 330D Coupe 2012 last month. Noticed not long after the On board computer showing this... (Picture 1) Dash board oil image showing this... (Picture 2) And the oil dipstick showing similar to Picture 2 in my opinion... (Picture 3) Iv got one...
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    ANyone have any idea why I keep blowing dipstick orings? A few months ago I replaced my CCV with a cheapo from ebay, replaced the dipstick oring too. Within a week the oring had blown so I replaced it, few days later it blew and I replaced it again. I thought it might have been the CCV has...
  14. General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys and girls. After the initial problem with my car losing a load of water rapidly, the floaty level indicator thing in the expansion tank went right down to the bottom and turned itself around (that's how little water there was in it!) Anyway now the car is sorted but I cannot figure out...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    CAR: E46/N42 316i 1.8 Petrol 2004 My car has failed an NCT (MOT) because of an oil leak. I've already fixed one leak coming from a solenoid but this one is coming from where the dipstick enters the sump. I've attached a photo showing where the oil is seeping out. After some googling it...
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, This is my first post here, and really my first BMW Purchase, I have recently bought a 320D M Sport 184BHP with the N47T Engine, after some research I found that the oil level can be checked via the on-board computer however cycling through the options I couldn't find the oil check on...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I've got a leak from my dipstick tube. Can anyone point me in the direction of a "how to"? E46/N42 I'm hoping this is an easy job but experience tells me that it wont be
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys could anyone measure a dipstick from a m42b18? (318is '95) I mean the dipstick itself at least, and if you are so kind, the dipstick guide tube from the top to the oil pan... I recently changed oil and filter, put 5l in it and the level on the dipstick is to high guess that the previous...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Firstly forgive my ignorance & be gentle!! Hopefully someone can help here. I had an oil overfill warning on i drive. The car was picked up by the garage who told me it had been re coded (?) within five days the warning was back. I e mailed the garage and they told me to call BMW...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all I've its changed the ccv on my 328 and after removing the dipstick tube as the breather was totally blocked I'm slightly confused on how far the dipstick tube goes back into the sump I had to wrestle it free There was a mark where the tube bolts to the inlet manifold so I put it to that...
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