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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Wed, Jun-09-2010, 05:15:30 PM   #71
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I thought mine was burning oil, turned out to be a leaking CPV.
I haven't had to top off since I replaced it.
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I thought mine was burning oil, turned out to be a leaking CPV.
I haven't had to top off since I replaced it.
Where's the CPV?
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Where's the CPV?
Pretty much hidden by headers. Back near cylinder 6.
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Where's the CPV?
On the side of the engine block, under the last header:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...88&hg=11&fg=10

I took pictures of it too, I'll find them and post.
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So how did you notice that the CPV was leaking? My Oil light came on 4K miles after my last oil change. Prior to this it would come on at about 10K miles.
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