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Old 09-07-2012, 06:10 PM
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Question Smoke from tail pipe/exhaust smell

Took X5 4.4 to dealership to replace tires. While there I was told my car was left idleing and they noticed I(meaning my X5) was a smoker. I was told that my size engine was know to have smoke when the valve stem seals needed to be replaced. I was also told this could run anywhere from $3000-$7000. This sounds rediculous to me, but I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I often see very light smoke, but I do smell the fumes. What is my problem? Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:28 PM
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scope out all the forums and there are TONS of ppl with this "normal" problem

by normal i mean unaceptable, bmw droped the ball with this stem seal bs

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Old 09-08-2012, 07:07 AM
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scope out all the forums and there are TONS of ppl with this "normal" problem

by normal i mean unaceptable, bmw droped the ball with this stem seal bs
They have been dropping it for decades. I had this problem back in the 70's and 80's on some of my BMW's.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:11 AM
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They have been dropping it for decades. I had this problem back in the 70's and 80's on some of my BMW's.
theyv been dropping the ball b4 the ball was invented
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