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Old 02-14-2015, 07:18 AM
Burning2nd Burning2nd is offline
Under the lift arms
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Mein Auto: E39 540, E36 328is, E83x3
eating oil

Im not sure yet.. I havnt spent much time looking at it or evening Giving a Fk but..

seems that my wifes 04 2.5 is eating oil,

no drips.. no smoke..

ccv ? thats what the m52 and m54 does when they eat oil correct?
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:31 PM
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:26 PM
swampX3 swampX3 is offline
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CCV eats oil

no doubt about it and it's why we say the CCV must be swapped at the level two .....they don't fail catastrophically most of the time ....but.... degrade slowly and can chew away at your engine oil and cycle coke/oil mist etc thru the intake....add the lost efficiency to the plastic deterioration in the CCV hoses and fittings ( especially in the high ambients/extremes of winter cold)....this CCV octopus should be all swapped out with the intake boot in one go during level 2.....we then alleviate trillions of vac leaks/excessive oil consumption and the ocassional engine failure due to oil carryover thru the inlet.....50,000 miles or every 4-5 years calendar wise swap that stuff

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Old 02-19-2015, 03:50 PM
Burning2nd Burning2nd is offline
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sigh... add that to the long list of over price things for this truck

2 rear springs, rear and front struts, + tops (1004$)
now a few more hundred for the intake and ccv...

she should have just stayed in my 540.. @ least that thing has balls
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