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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:42 AM
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that being said, if you continue to have a white smoke issue, use a block tester kit to check for the presence of co2 in the cooling system. the fluid will turn from blue to yellow. it's practically simpleton proof.
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I would do exactly what DF says. I have this kit myself. It was fairly inexpensive on Amazon, and very easy to use. This will confirm whether you have a head gasket (or cracked block) issue or not.

Stay away from the metallic crap that goes in your coolant. It's basically glitter for your engine.
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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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I need to stop the leak I dint need a tester to tell me that I have a leak somewhere it's obvious I have a leak in the block...I have a new head and gasket obviously it's the block and I don't have the funds to buy a motor from the salvage ...just need a temporary stop
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:28 AM
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Could you give us more detail on why it's obviously the block?

Go ahead and use the product that will ruin your car. Just know that it will never work right.
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Because the head and gasket is new Ii never let it get hot just only where it's hotter than normal and continues to use coolant there are no mixtures in oil or Wat so it has to be leaking internally from the block to the cylinder the hoses connecting to the heater core and the throttle body have been by passed to ensure no coolant is goin thru the intake
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:31 AM
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I'm bumping this for my own benefit. Sorry OP. But shouldn't his white smoke have the sweet smell indicating coolant as well if it were a cracked head or head gasket? This is for my educational purposes only.
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