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Old 05-11-2014, 09:13 PM
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06 325i I need an answer

So I recently purchased a 06 325i I noticed that the oil level indicator light shows it's at the max fill I drove prolly 1,500miles then it shows it's 1 quart low... I topped it off then noticed I drove another 600 miles.. And it became a quart low again. Why is this?


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Old 05-12-2014, 07:11 AM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest. I've moved your question over to the E90 3 series forum. This is the forum for your chassis code, you'll get more help in here. Sounds like you have an oil leak.

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Old 05-12-2014, 08:39 AM
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You most likely have a bad oil level/quality sensor.

I just replaced mine.

You need to drain the oil to replace the sensor so you might as well just do a change with filter etc.

Don't keep adding oil though. It's most likely fine but the only way to know for sure is to drain the oil and measure it.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:09 AM
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Thanks man,
I have another question. I just replaced the spark plugs last night; #6 plug had oil residue, I'm guessing it's the VCG, what are your thoughts?


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Could be and that would be my guess.

There is a sleeve in the spark plug opening that acts as somewhat of a seal. It may just be that. It's a metal shim kinda looking piece
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:17 AM
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Do u know what that seal is called by chance?


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Old 05-12-2014, 09:21 AM
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I don't.

And realoem doesn't show a part # either. It's that cylinder by #20

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...37&hg=11&fg=15
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:25 AM
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Awesome thanks


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Old 05-12-2014, 09:33 AM
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its just called the Valve Cover Gasket Kit
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:17 AM
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Yea I'm pretty sure it's the vcg


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Old 05-12-2014, 10:28 AM
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Also, how long do y'all think I gots before replacing it? I work 13hrs mon-fri so I'll have to do it on the weekend


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Old 05-12-2014, 10:53 AM
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The other seal is called the spark plug tube seal..


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Old 05-12-2014, 12:06 PM
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Better study the DIY's before doing the VCG

Better study the DIY's before doing the VCG.
There is a lot of stuff to remove and put back .
Bolts are one time use and you need a good torque wrench.
(and extra pair of hands it looks like)
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Lol... Everyone underestimates a woman with a tool set. Thanks guys.


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Lol... Everyone underestimates a woman with a tool set. Thanks guys.


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Don't think anyone is underestimating. It's a really involved job and can be costly if not done right. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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Old 05-12-2014, 01:52 PM
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Yeah I know I used to have a 00 323i had to do the vcg and head sets. It's not an easy job. And I got extra hands. I never work on a car alone. And I was messin around. Thanks for all your help.


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Old 05-12-2014, 02:38 PM
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Good Luck tell us how it goes.

Good Luck tell us how it goes.
There are some quirks with these cars you should be aware of.
You can get the the entire set of VCG plus screws and the Valvetronic
Motor gasket at Turner Motorsports I believe.
You will need to reinitialize the valvetronic motor if you change
the gasket for that.
The screws are one time use and you need a good torque wrench ,
I would read all the DIY's on this you can.

There are some good diy's in the maintenance section and DIY
section at this link
http://www.e90post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16

there are also some at ytube

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Old 05-12-2014, 07:03 PM
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Okay so I need another answer, I tried starting the car on my lunch break, I took approximately 7 seconds for the car to start, then it had a high idle and misfire? That's goes along with the oil residue on the spark plug correct??


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