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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:41 PM
Genaro95407 Genaro95407 is offline
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Mein Auto: E39 525i
A lot of white smoke coming from the engine

A few months ago I changed the VCG since then I been redlining, high rpms, driving like I stole it . Now the VCG is leaking again from the top left end, I think that the leak is hitting the headers and making the smoke? Does that sound right? Or could it be something else? It smokes a lot...


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Old 07-14-2013, 08:45 PM
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Possible. Clean it up and watch for oil tracks.
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