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: Strong Odour?

12-22-2008, 07:38 AM
I have a 1995 525 that often emits a strong "burning" odour into the driver's cabin. Once there was even white smoke coming through the vents. Any suggestions? My transmission needs help because the car lurches into gear at every stop. Someone suggested solenoid problem. I have not changed the transmission fluid (where is the level tester?) since I bought it 6 months ago.

bimmer dot info
12-22-2008, 08:25 AM
Does it smell somewhat like wax?

12-22-2008, 08:20 PM
Yes, wax maybe or burning plastic?

12-22-2008, 08:50 PM
95 525i does not have a dip stick for the trans has a fill plug only on the side of the trans...:thumbup:

attack eagle
12-22-2008, 10:20 PM
yep jack it up evenly climb under it while running and warmed up and stick your finger in the hole.

Sound dangerous? it is.