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Old 05-19-2012, 01:39 PM
wmgerlach wmgerlach is offline
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Mein Auto: 2005 X5 4.4
Thumbs down 4.4 N62 white smoke out exhaust left side

I bought this with the idea it would be better than a ford but I think not. Purchased at 68K now have 91K its started to smoke white to light gray,to me looks like oil smoke, oil burning in the cylinder. It seems logical to me, valve oil seals are the issue. And from what I have learned from the post site could be. Looking for help on doing this myself since independent shop wants $3200 plus machine shop cost so the cost would be higher. Has anyone done this ? If so can you send any tips in what to watch out for or not do?Before I remove the heads I will perform a compresion test to establish a base line. Any help and tips would be appreciated. Thanks
And this will be the first and last BMW I ever buy. Seems durability just sucks. Had a 1995 ford Tauris ran till 195000 miles with out engine or transmision failure. Just reguler service,Drove a 2004 4X4 diesel 6.0 with less trouble than this 05 X5
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