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Old 03-25-2013, 03:24 AM
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I am driving a 2006 320i E90,
My car emits white smoke, and was informed that i have to replace the Throttle Body, where can i get a new computer box, this side they are a bit expensive, going for $700.00
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:15 AM
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I am driving a 2006 320i E90,
My car emits white smoke, and was informed that i have to replace the Throttle Body, where can i get a new computer box, this side they are a bit expensive, going for $700.00

Water vapor? Throttle body? How do those relate? Usually leaking coolant into cylinders, may be a head gasket issue.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:21 AM
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Its not a water vapor, but rather a smoke, it happens throughout the day, irregardless of the temperature.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:08 AM
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Its not a water vapor, but rather a smoke, it happens throughout the day, irregardless of the temperature.

You're saying unburnt fuel? You'd smell that. OTOH, you'd smell coolant.

Whatcha got?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:12 AM
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Unburnt fuel.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:37 AM
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Unburnt fuel.
Why does the mech think it's the throttle body?
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:42 AM
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I don't have any idea, he is the specialist, so what ever he says goes.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:30 AM
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well I would tell him if that does not solve the problem, will he put the old TB back on and you can return the new one?

If not then he is guessing
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:17 AM
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I don't have any idea, he is the specialist, so what ever he says goes.

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