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Old 11-14-2013, 06:43 AM
maytag maytag is offline
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Mein Auto: '05 X5 4.4i
Originally Posted by desertviking View Post
You are not going to like this.
Mine did the same exact thing. It was the dreaded valve stem repair. ($3600) at indie garage. As soon as I mentioned it to my mechanic he knew what it was.
I asked him if I could just put it off since it ran fine. He advices that the extra smoke can mess up the catalytic converter. What I did was that I trusted the little indicator regarding oil change. I think that was a mistake in that I drove way too long between oil changes.
Hope that helps you.
My problem has been completely resolved with the oil-separator replacement (both sides). Much less expensive than the repair you did. (and my dealer did it for free, since it was clearly an existing condition when I purchased the car)
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