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Old 11-17-2008, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine oil in intake???

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Pulling the engine and trans out of my E30 today to do some maintenance/cleaning. While dissembling the various intake pieces, I found engine oil in them. Quite a bit in the actual cast intake behind the throttle body. The car has been running excellent and just turned 104K. I would have never known of this. Any ideas what could be causing this? Is there a PCV valve, or is my motor toast?

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes there is a PCV valve, thats what it would be.
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i had the same problem with my e21. i pulled the air box off to do some cleaning and there was a puddle in my intake so i just wiped it out i have no idea how it got there but as far as i kno it hasnt come back. i think it might have been that the intake to airbox hose wasnt properly connected and an exterior leak had dripped in, thats my only explanation
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Its hard to say if it was just a design oversight or not but every m20 motor I've ever taken apart had that problem. That includes 1 eta m20b27 motor and 2 m20b25's out of various 325i's.
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It seams these engines DO NOT have a PCV valve in them. At least according to what I'm finding out while trying to order one. Is Blow-By the only thing that causes this to happen? I don't want to have to keep adding oil, or worry about losing it.
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