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  1. E36, rough idle (FIXED) but now oily oily smokey smokey! HELP

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Guys So ive been hunting down the cause of a rough idle on my 318is E36..... I cleaned the ICV and whilst putting that back into place under the intake manifold i noticed the oil breather pipe which goes from rocker cover to the intake manifold was split, and well just MUSHY!!! put abit of...
  2. Still getting oily smell in cab after repair.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi again, some of you may know I've recently had a new egr cooler and intake manifold. Before the repair I was getting an oily engine smell in the cab of car. It would be intermittent but most noticeable when driving or when I first get into the car after it had been used by the wife. Can't say...
  3. Oily Water Marks on Black Window Surround

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    All Any help gratefully accepted. I have just bought a new 435D M Sports Cabriolet. The dealer threw in the Autoglym protect which I regret getting. I have just given the car its first wash using the maintenance kit and have been left with the marks on the polished black surrounds. I was...
  4. Should i be concerned E46 lower oily pipes

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    While changing my oil yesterday on my e46 i noticed one pipe which is leaking slighty looking at the crap all over it can anyone tell me if it should be changed and what pipe it is,its at the very bottom towards the front the cars drinks alot of oil compared with other cars about 1lt every 1000...
  5. An oily newbie.....!

    General BMW Discussions
    2003 E46 318ci M-Sport. An oily newbie.....! Hey all, just bought an '03 318ci M-Sport...liking it a lot, albeit just 20 hours in! Anyway, I bought the car knowing there was a slight oil leak coming from the engine bay. I think it's the oil filter, although I've never seen one at the top of...
  6. 1999 E36 316i, Slight oily smell???

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys... Hoping not too much of a problem but i get a slight oily smell inside the car when the heating is on. I don't appear to av any oil leaks that i can see but you never can be too sure i suppose. Wouldn't bother me too much but i do av baby in car so would like to solve it. All help...
  7. 1992 e36 318is coupe oily inlet manifold.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi all, been having some running issues for a while now and have done all the usual cleaning and checking hoses. last week i got my codes read all it threw up was tps open full. the guy suggested changing it so i have done but still had the same sluggish running. Anyway yesterday i decided i...
  8. 2003 e46 330D turbo actuator oily

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, my car has covered 175k miles now and is not as crisp as it used to be. I noticed the turbo actuator appears oily on top (photo attached) is this a problem? also on photo 2 if you can see the vacuum hose across the front of the engine by the MAF, this has split, does anyone know what it...
  9. 1998 E36 323i oily engine pipe?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello gents. Had a brief look under the hood today to check everything was ok and noticed a very oily pipe underneath the intake manifold. It is number 4 in the diagram below...... Is this a common prob in our cars and how is it rectified?
  10. My plasma screen tv cant get rid of oily sheen of the screen

    BFuk Open Topic
    Went to clean my tv just now and it just wont clean up it seams to have like a rainbow effect on it used my screen cleaner and a damp cloth ..any ideas
  11. 2002 E46 318i Oily smells - costs for Rocker gasket?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi People, My 3 series (2002 - 318i) has been causing a few problems recently. It has occasionally given off a burning oil smell in the cabin through the vents which is when the engine is warm. This usually fades away after a while, however can return another time. Now I noticed upon startup...
  12. 1993 E36 318is Oily Plugs - Please not Piston rings!(FIXED)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, I have just given my 318is 93 R plate Coupe a mini service and full check over, due to just buying it off E bay! I am not sure if I've been stitched up?! It is not firing, it has a strong start, turns over fast, but just won't kick in, this can go on for ages! I have replaced all...