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Old 01-12-2013, 09:05 PM
Beemer13 Beemer13 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 325i
@@@ Need help.... 2002 325 losing oil.

Hello all, newbie here to the forum. I need some help

Recently bought a very clean 2002 325 with 164,000 on it. Shortl after I noticed the oil consumption. It's bad, I have a problem. I will shorten the story and fast forward...... After research, I found the canister gasket to be leaking, no other leaks!. Also assumed the crank case ventilation kit to be shot. BMW also told me if I'm burning oil that's it. Well, after these repairs, and a fresh oil change, 85 miles later, the yellow light came on tonight when I shut the car off......meaning the oil level has dropped in those 85 miles.

Cliff notes
Steam cleaned the car to look for leaks
Found canister gasket leak, replaced gasket.
Replaced crank ventilation assembly Valve and hoses
85 miles on Fresh oil change
Oil light came on when car was shut off tonight
I don't see it burning?

Thoughts? - Thank you

Last edited by Beemer13; 01-13-2013 at 05:40 AM.
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