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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:39 PM
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Help Please White Smoke

Hi All,

Have a 2003 325xi, blowing a ton of white smoke when I start the car.Goes away after a while of driving but the rpms are acting funny...drop low hard to speed up etc... I changed the plugs and they look like ****, found hose from dip stick to ccv hole replaced it...I some times here a clunk and clicking noise from under the hood if I speed up really fast then the white smoke will start again....guess my question is could this be the crankcase, or should I check the DISA (Adjuster Unit) before trying to tackle the ccv...service light is also on, I don't have code reader tho.

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:44 PM
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also rough idle
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:06 PM
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Are you losing any coolant?. Is your oil milky at all?. Has your car overheated lately?
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Chances are good that your CVV (and all it`s hoses) need to be changed. Oily plugs are a dead giveaway....
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Chances are good that your CVV (and all it`s hoses) need to be changed. Oily plugs are a dead giveaway....
If he answers all my questions and it's non of those things. yeah hill be totally fine lol.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:55 PM
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coolant is okay, does not smell sweet or anything never overheated and I just drove it a month ago from MA to MN...thanks guys for the help I'm going to check oil tomorrow and just pull the Adjuster Unit to see it is ticking from that area. will update tomorrow..thanks again!
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:58 PM
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any suggestions on cvv kit? found one on ebay for 84 but rather not buy it from ebay.
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