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Old 02-07-2013, 01:49 PM
treeofgreen treeofgreen is offline
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Location: Australia
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Mein Auto: 2002 x5
Originally Posted by upallnight View Post
The smoke that you have on initial start up could be residual oil that has accumulated inside the intake manifold if the intake manifold is drawing oil from the crankcase or it could be oil that is getting pass the oil seal on the valve stem. I will monitor this for a while like your mechanic instructed you.
thanks for explaining.

Started up - no smoke at all
Left it to warm up - no smoke
Drove around back streets for 10 mins to make sure exhaust is hot - still nothing!!
Did my 40 min drive to work - nothing!
Running smooth as the whole time
Bloody car! :P
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