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      11-09-2012, 04:25 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by N0OS3 View Post
I cleaned out all the oil in the little crevaces around the spark plug housings... seems i had a lot of spilled oil down there and i didn't know it... i ended up using a clear brake-bleeding tube (or a clear straw works just as well) and stuffed a bit of a paper towel in the end of it (about 1/2") in order to "suck" it out... made things a lot easier and quicker instead of trying to cram a rag or whatever down there.

I still get the burnt smell in the morning, but i think eventually it will go away after the last of the oil residue gets burnt away. I cleaned all around the head gasket and no leaks (after running the car around town for 30 minutes) so that's a good sign. I ordered a new cabin filter too as mine is all blacked from when my car overheated and sprayed coolant everywhere.
Okay, that's a good sign! The smell will eventually clear! Maybe just leave the bonnet open when parked in your garage at night for the next few days...
BMW E90 330i (M) '05 (His) | (Hers) BMW E46 320i f/l (M) '03