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Old 07-18-2015, 04:46 PM
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White Smoke and oil Burning E90 320I 2005

Hi Guy's new here

I just recently bought a BMW 2 weeks ago test drive went sweet inspected everything top to bottom no problems at all. I went away for a few days when I came back I started the car i seen white smoke I thought that normal as it went away after a few seconds . But when i put it in first gear to get ready to take of it does it every time . I brought it back to the garage they said they fixed it ( Oil Seperator ) they also said it will be a bit smokey as the remaining oil will clear . Well 250 miles later it still hasn't cleared. I would have phoned the garage but they are closed all week as its holiday time in NI most places close for the 12th holidays. It also seems to burn a lot of oil . The Mechanic said he drained all oil and filled it with fresh stuff. 250 miles and its empty I had to put in another liter of oil . I've only had the car for 1 weekend then the mechanic had it for a week . I couldn't contact them as they are closed but they will be getting a call first thing Monday morning. Has anyone any Ideas of whats wrong I took a video of it . I just don't want to be took on as it took me ages to save the money. I took 6 month warrnty out on it also .

EDIT Also the engine feels as if it's about to explode it gets that hot even after short journeys.


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Old 07-18-2015, 06:05 PM
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I just recently bought a BMW 2 weeks ago....

Well, better late than never.

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Old 07-18-2015, 06:06 PM
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The engine could have worn out piston rings or valve guide seals. How many miles on it? Are you losing any coolant? Does the smoke have a sweet smell to it?
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:04 PM
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It does take a long time to get the oil that puked inside the engine manifold to clear itself. However the oil consumption should not stay high like 1L per 250 miles. Time for a compression test. From what I saw of your short video it didn't look like there was an issue with valves or rings since once in motion under power I didn't see much smoke.
I would check for positive pressure in the engine too. Easy way to check this is to open the oil cap and see if the idle get rough or there is a change. From what I see it looks like you have positive pressure in the engine which will cause it to smoke.
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Sorry guys i was on a short holiday. Some really useful things said. The car only 70000 miles No I wasn' losing any coolant at all . The Garage replaced replaced a few tubes around the engine bay but still the same problem. They had to get a BMW engineer to look at it . He said it was Oil Stem Seal Valves. They are getting replaced at a BMW garage as they dont have the tools to do it .
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Are you paying for that? Seems like an expensive job, labor wise.
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Sorry guys i was on a short holiday. Some really useful things said. The car only 70000 miles No I wasn' losing any coolant at all . The Garage replaced replaced a few tubes around the engine bay but still the same problem. They had to get a BMW engineer to look at it . He said it was Oil Stem Seal Valves. They are getting replaced at a BMW garage as they dont have the tools to do it .

Unusual - do they have an explanation?
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No they have give me no explanation at all . Also BMW here in Ireland charge 70 an hour labour which works out at around $110 an hour after watching videos on YouTube it seems a big job and I don't know how long it will take. Luckily I took extra 1 years warranty out with it and it's covered so it's not costing me a thing I just hope they can get it sorted. I've had the car 5 weeks and the garage has had it for 3 of them.
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No they have give me no explanation at all . Also BMW here in Ireland charge 70 an hour labour which works out at around $110 an hour after watching videos on YouTube it seems a big job and I don't know how long it will take. Luckily I took extra 1 years warranty out with it and it's covered so it's not costing me a thing I just hope they can get it sorted. I've had the car 5 weeks and the garage has had it for 3 of them.

Surely they've loaned you a M4....? Convertible preferred.




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Aye I've to collect it later on .
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