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Old 01-02-2013, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by sun3301 View Post
This past weekend, I replaced a total of 2 1/2 quarts of oil to get the level between the high and low marks on the dipstick.

Upon further inspection of the engine, I found evidence of an oil leak that looks like the valve cover gasket. It's visible on the front of the engine and on the passenger side of the front with oil dripping down to the lower radiater hose and coating the parts of the front of the block and the air conditioning compressor.

I found a DIY to replace the gasket. Any insights for you who may have done this?
If you have never changed the Crankcase Ventilation Valve (CVV) you may want to test it to, as at 85000 miles it is due, and if not operating properly will cause excess crankcase pressure and may have actually caused your oil leak.

BTW- I also have a 2001 330ci and burn a quart of oil every 1000 miles and has since I bought it in 2004.
So keep an eye on your oil level even after your fix all of your leaks as you are probably using more than you think.

Last edited by QAfred; 01-02-2013 at 05:24 PM.
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