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Bmw 318is air comes out of the oil filler cap

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  • bima318is Apr 23, 2009

    thank you so much dude

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Normal, inspect the PCV valve if it seems excessive and you might have some blow by too.

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If I can add to loosechange2

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  • Fahr Quad Apr 23, 2009

    As I was saying before the computer went blank, after you replace the PCV valve as "loosechange2" said, check and see if you are still getting air around the oil filler. If so, check the compression on the cylinders. If you get more than 10 percent difference from one cylinder to the next, it is time to rebuild the engine, in particular hone cylinders and replace the rings.

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