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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 01-22-2013, 12:46 PM
andytoop2012 andytoop2012 is offline
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blue smoke

hi i have a 318d and when im sitting there on idle i have blue smoke coming from exhaust but when driving at a steady speed nothing coming out any ideas
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:56 PM
scarede46er scarede46er is offline
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you are burning oil. Check for VCG, rear seals and valve stem seals.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:27 PM
joegr joegr is offline
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I can't see the VCG or rear seal causing smoke out of the tailpipe (under the hood - yes).
In addition to the valve stem seals, it could be the CVV or bad rings. Hope that it's the CVV, aka CCV.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:19 AM
andytoop2012 andytoop2012 is offline
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blue smoke

i found the problem for the blue smoke it was rocker breather filter my next problem is to find out why my car goes into limp mode when i reach about 50mph its fine around town just happens when crusing or accellorating to a high speed ive got a slight whistle on turbo but not smoking anymore hopefully il get there in the endjust like my car it takes time ha ha
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