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  1. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey y’all, this is a follow up post to my last one. I have a 2003 525i auto. I’m having a big leak on the underside of the car near where the transmission meets the engine. The leak looks to be a mix of burnt oil, coolant, and possibly some sediment (not 100% sure). I will attach some pics here...
  2. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hello all, I am looking at a 2015 328xi at a used car dealership. Started the car, but did not drive it as I was just stopping to take a look, and it blew a decent amount of blue smoke(burning oil) when it started. Did research and found out about the turbo oil feed line update with the ball...
  3. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi, I am a fairly new BMW owner (well my son drives it). The oil light (yellow) keeps coming on. I drove it Sunday and the light was on. I stopped to ask if they could assist me by adding some oil. He put 1.5 quart in, he showed me how to view the oil level, which showed just under the full...
  4. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I'm looking to get an oil change for my 2006 BMW x5 4.8is which I believe takes 8 quarts but I'm unsure as to what oil is best and what additives I can add. I just purchased the vehicle a little more than a week ago and have seen small amounts of white smoke come from the pipes but only randomly...
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi all, first time poster here, at a complete loss on what to do with myself but seems to be some very knowledgeable people on here so thought it worth a go I've recently bought a 74k mile 320i convertible from a private seller with close to full service history. The previous owner had the car...
  6. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Right so i have a 318ci, It seems to be going through oil like its going out of fashion, about 2.5 litres every 800miles she is also going through alot of fuel ( more then when i first bought her) Does something need replacibg because im only getting about 10mpg city driving and about 30mpg on...
  7. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Hey fellas, new to this forum, so hello! I've got a 1999 e39 540i/6 I recently bought for a whopping 700$. It has 134k miles on it. I bought it knowing that the timing guides had failed so I began to replace them. I replaced the chain, chain guides, OSV, and misc gaskets. Bought the BMW...
  8. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi everyone, I love coming to this website for the plethora of information that it contains! I really appreciate all the hard work that everyone has done, as well as taking the time to post it. It really helps people like me when deciding to do it yourself! I know there is a ton of threads...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi guys, hopefully I'm putting this in the right place, its my first post. I have a 316 TI ES Compact 1.8L, 53 plate, and have a weird recurring engine light. I've got a fairly cheap diagnostic tool off eBay just to give me some info if its a generic error code and to be able to turn the error...
  10. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hey, im new to the site and to bmws, but i just bought a 325xi 5speed. it has 141,000 miles on it, so i exect some things to be wrong with it. first of all, whenever i let off the clutch, and or accelerate, no matter what speed im going, the whole car shakes pretty heavily. someone told me...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello Bimmerfest fellows, Hope you are all doing great. This is my first post here as i just signed up. I have a 2002 BMW 325i, which has 120K miles on it now. Its burning oil excessively. I mean really excessively, almost 1 qt for every 500 miles. That's like a heavy pour down. And here are...
  12. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    Hi everyone - I have read that the BMW's do burn oil eventually. However mine has dramatically increased from adding 1/2 qt oil every 3K miles to every 500 miles (within the last year.) According to my mechanic there does NOT appear to be any leakage. NO burning oil smell. Last year I DID...
  13. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, I just bought a 2002 x5 4.4L that is blowing clouds of smoke from the drivers side exhaust ONLY, the passenger side is clear. I replaced the spark plugs and noticed that the passenger side are clean but the 4 plugs on the drivers side were black and oily. There was no oil over the spark...
  14. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hey guys, so about a month ago I replaced the valve cover gasket on my e36 97 328i, and noticed the breather hose was all bunked up. So I tried dealing with the yellow sludge as best I could and reinstalled everything. Then a few weeks later I noticed it started burning oil and came out as blue...
  15. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    The oil light stays on for about 30 seconds to 1 minute after starting the engine then turns off. The engine smells like its burning oil sometimes. What could be the problem and how do I fix it? This is my first BMW.
  16. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I'd post a video of the stink if I can catch it - but my E39 stinks only when idling pointing uphill (it seems). I know I have a leak of oil around the passenger side front (valve cover gasket?) but that's all I know of. There are no drips under the engine when parked. And, I have a bunch of...
  17. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    My 2004 545i has been a great car for 5 years now. It is at 99k miles, runs fast and smooth and is a joy to drive. I bought it CPO and the only real problem it has had was the transmission control inside the housing. That was serviced under warranty for free ($5k repair). Had a smaller issue...
  18. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, I am looking to buy a 2002 x5 3.0 v6 manual transmutation with 160k miles, now the bad news is that the seller told me that the car burns oil (1 quart every 2000 miles or so) I really don't know much about X5's. Should i back out? i really like the car and the price is really good...
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