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Old 10-03-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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E46 burning oil smell - no leaks, no loss of oil

Need some advice - when I take my Touring out for a spin in the morning, after about 15 minutes there is a strong burning oil smell. You don't notice too much until you open the drivers window or walk near the car. Its bad enough to notice.
But...No loss of oil since I got the car, never have to top up, never a yellow light.

No visible oil leaks, also I park my car inside 100% of the time with cardboard under the engine - no signs of drips.
Rocco changed the valve cover gasket last year and vanos seals.
Oil and filter changed regularly, all OEM.

On a similar thread it was suggested that it could be the crankcase ventilation valve? Any ideas?
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