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      07-05-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Oil and metal shavings

Hi all,

I need some insight!

I just recently took off my HKS BOV and the charge pipe that came with it so I can take it to BMW for its second service interval, and once inspecting the pipe that was connected to the throttle body I seen a lot of oil, with this itself is not unusual the 335i is known for this (I have the AR OCC kit so this will fix that once I install it) but I also notice that in the pipe with the oil there is metal shaving in it as well.

So I am guessing there shouldn't be any metal shaving in there and very little oil. (I had to add over a liter of oil over 3 months ago)

The car is running fine and I have not felt any power loss but when I did do my dyno test in the past everyone did mention that I should be pushing higher numbers then I did.

My car is still under warranty but how do I get BMW to check this out?

The car is back to stock and I am afraid to drive it (LOL) but I am going to drive more before I take it back to the dealer.

I need so insight with this and thanks in advance!
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a new motor would always have metal shavings in the oil within the first 2-3 oil changes depending how hard you drive it...
if yours is a 2008 like you stated in your avatar, you should definitely check out your oil and see if there is chunks of metal shaving...
i would do an oil analysis via http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ , they can check the types of metal that is in the oil and give you possible causes and which parts are wearing off more than normal...
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a new motor would always have metal shavings in the oil within the first 2-3 oil changes depending how hard you drive it...
if yours is a 2008 like you stated in your avatar, you should definitely check out your oil and see if there is chunks of metal shaving...
i would do an oil analysis via http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ , they can check the types of metal that is in the oil and give you possible causes and which parts are wearing off more than normal...
It is a 2008 new from the dealer!

I updated my post with a pic of the pipe.

It seems to be aluminum (non magnetic) my magnet did not move or pic up any of it.

And I sent for that test kit.

Thanks!
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could be from friction within the BOV?
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could be from friction within the BOV?
So is there something with the BOV?
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Was this pipe (where you found the shavings) downstream (closer to throttle body) or upstream from the BOV?
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Well found out today that one of my turbos are going, spoke to a garage that specializes in BMWs and the same thing happened to one of there customers.

So does anyone have the part number of the new improved turbos?
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Are you running a tune?
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Are you running a tune?
No I am stock.
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Well I just got my oil report and they recommend me to change my oil at 20,000KMs and not at 25,000KMs so very is braking in as it should.
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You still gonna take it to the dealer?
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^ Nice,
You still gonna take it to the dealer?
Yes, I still have other minor issues with the car.
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thats why i change every 5000KM
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Yes, I still have other minor issues with the car.
what are your other minor issues?
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