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      05-03-2011, 03:15 PM   #1
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Still having issues with the stupid cap on 08 M3
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      05-03-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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Still having issues with the stupid cap on 08 M3
Heard that the oil cap has been changed for the 2011's
Can anyone confirm this, pics if possible
I don't have a pic, but I can confirm it's different on the 11's.
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      05-04-2011, 04:53 PM   #3
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The New oil cap can be seen in this photo. My car was an early 2011 (built April 2010) and it had the new cap on it!



The new cap fits pre-2011 M3's since there were no change to the filler neck/valve cover, only the cap. I have about 21,000KM (~12,600Miles) on my car and haven't had any issue with it leaking yet!
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      05-05-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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i have no issues with mine, what's the scoop?
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Thanks for posting the pic, i have issues with mine too. There is always oil leakage around the oil cap.
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      05-05-2011, 10:14 AM   #6
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i have no issues with mine, what's the scoop?
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No issues on the oil cap that came with my 2009 M3.
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      05-05-2011, 10:54 AM   #7
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My valve cover is different than that; the filler is lower - basically on the valve cover. I had to have my cap replaced and it looked like the same design as my original one, but it fit tightly. This in an 09 with a 09/08 build date.
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      05-05-2011, 11:55 AM   #8
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My valve cover is different than that; the filler is lower - basically on the valve cover. I had to have my cap replaced and it looked like the same design as my original one, but it fit tightly. This in an 09 with a 09/08 build date.
Your valve cover is not different..... There was no part # change on the valve covers from 08-current cars.

My original valve covers were actually replaced by a powdercoated set off of a 2010 car....... A quite famous Atlantis Coupe in fact...... And there was no difference between them at all.
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      05-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #9
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I have a June '08 production car and mine doesn't leak a drop. Maybe they changed gaskets at some point and got some crappy ones? If mine does leak, I will probably go to the '11 cap though.
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The older cap looks better . Problem with older caps leaking is gasket can 'bunch up' (for lack of a better word) when turning it if not lubed with a thin film of oil, like you do with a cartridge oil filter. If you do that, no leaks at all. I'm going to live with mine; new one looks like it came off from a Yugo .
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Your valve cover is not different..... There was no part # change on the valve covers from 08-current cars.

My original valve covers were actually replaced by a powdercoated set off of a 2010 car....... A quite famous Atlantis Coupe in fact...... And there was no difference between them at all.
Yah, you are right - my bad. It's the angle and color that screwed me up:

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The older cap looks better . Problem with older caps leaking is gasket can 'bunch up' (for lack of a better word) when turning it if not lubed with a thin film of oil, like you do with a cartridge oil filter. If you do that, no leaks at all. I'm going to live with mine; new one looks like it came off from a Yugo .
Mine was the opposite actually - not enough tension to make it tight. Always felt like a 1-year-old could turn it. The new one is much tighter.
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      05-05-2011, 09:27 PM   #13
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Thanks for posting the pic, i have issues with mine too. There is always oil leakage around the oil cap.
really? that sucks get a new cap.
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      05-07-2011, 10:53 PM   #14
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My 08 definitely leaks through the cap.

They replaced it under warranty and it happened again.

It's a very slight amount and just looks like residue under the cap.

Not a big deal, I'm going to try and get that new cap when I go to the dealer next week - looks better than the original one. And love the intake manifold painted a couple pics above!
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      04-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #15
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anyone know if we can buy a 2011 oil cap somewhere online?
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      04-22-2012, 01:27 AM   #16
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I have an 08 production date 04/08 no issue no leaks
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      04-22-2012, 04:19 AM   #17
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My 08 leaks and I wiped it up before going to the dealer the other day. Doh!
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Now on second oil cap of the original design...still leaks. Going to try the new one.
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      04-22-2012, 08:20 AM   #19
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Also did you notice the difference in the oil filter caps in the two pictures? Just like the oil cap filter cap is also different.
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2011 BMW M3 oil cap

I have a brand new 2011 M3 Oil Cap, $20.00 plust $5.00 shipping.

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There is always oil leakage around the oil cap
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