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  1. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    So my E30 325IX hasn't been starting reliably for a while now. It will start and idle, (roughly) and if you rev it, it sputters, backfires, and white smoke pours out of the exhaust. It's throwing a code 1222 (running too rich/lean) and I don't know what is causing it. I don't believe there are...
  2. X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
    I just purchased a 2014 X1 XDrive 28i on Wednesday. On Sunday, about 30-60 seconds after starting it, a cloud of white steam/smoke rolls out of the front driver side wheel well. It is accompanied by a high pressure spraying sound, kind of like a power washer spraying sheet metal. When I...
  3. 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015)
    Hello all, I hope everyone is doing good. This is going to be my first post here, with a couple of questions & recent experience with my first ever BMW Car : A month back I bought BMW 750li 2009 F02 Twin Turbo 4.4, sooner in a week I noticed white smoke from both exhausts with burning oil smell...
  4. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I bought a 2012 x5 with 56k on it about a year ago. 69k miles now. Over the last six months I started to notice white smoke from the exhaust, with more coming out when it was cold. I thought it might be due to the cold air in the winter, but even on warm days now I still see it when the car...
  5. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey people! I have a BMW e92 325i auto (y2008, engine N53) with arond 140k km. So, the problem started somewhere in September 2017. It began with white smoke when the car is idle (from its exhaust), 10 minutes after start, waiting on trafiklight etc. It wasnt so thick, but I could see it from...
  6. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    75,000 Miles Smoke present on cold and warm startups. No smoke when cruising at constant speed. Smoke present on acceleration. Does not have blue color. Does not smell like oil. Does not smell sweet like coolant either. Oil is not milky. Just bought it. Haven't driven it enough to notice if...
  7. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I have white smoke that comes from my tail pipes after it sits at idle for a little while(ex. like at a drive-thru or red light). There isn't any visible oil leaking from anywhere that either I nor two other mechanics know of. Could it be the oil separator valve, pcv valve, head gaskets, etc? Is...
  8. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    I have a 2008 535xi, twin turbo with 110,000 miles. Things are starting to go wrong with it. Last week: smell of gas, white smoke, rough idle. (replaced all six fuel injectors and spark plugs) Still smells like gas but runs fine. Repair shop ran the codes and found the code: 29f3. BMW has a...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello everyone, I have a problem with my 2002 330i. I've replaced the dmtl and camshaft sensor. The purge valve had recently gone loose and thrown the p0171 code at me. The valve was fixed about a week ago and the engine light was gone. Just today my car exhaust was letting out white smoke like...
  10. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    My first post, I have searched forum carefully but didn't find answers. I'm about to take delivery of 2012 520i - car has a puff of white smoke on cold start and very rough idling. On pull off, transition from off throttle to super gentle touch on the accelerator, engine revs drop down (it...
  11. E82 / E87 / E88 / F20 1 Series (2008 - 2014)
    Hi, I just completed my 2008 BMW 120i M-sport cylinder head job DIY to get rid of white smoke and oil burning issue. Car is running smooth and great. Dealer quoted AU$5k but I DIY'ed to do the repair in just over AU$1.5k including all the parts. I am happy to share my experience and knowledge if...
  12. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Have a 2001 325i. Runs fine but started to smoke all of a sudden white smoke dosent overheat. I check the coolant. Ots were it soppuse to be. Also oil and looks fine. And clean check engine light came on car runs fine. Need help. Whats causeing the smoke
  13. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello there- I've been reading repair threads since I for my beamer and your advice, tips and tricks have helped A LOT. So, thank you. I'm now having serious issues with my automatic 2004 325i. I'll try to make it short and sweet. It smokes white(doesn't smell at all) just a bit and has a...
  14. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So last Sunday I was on a open highway at night and decided to have some fun. I hit 140 and than slowed down...I than noticed that my engine started to shake and that it must be misfiring because I knew the spark plugs needed to be changed soon. Well I parked the car and went to see a movie...
  15. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi. I have a 2004 bmw x3 3.0 diesel with 94k miles on it and it has been having some problems lately. White smoke has been popping up from the exhaust when on idle. Once you floor the gas it goes away. I didn't give much attention to this problem assuming that fuel quality was to blame but after...
  16. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hello I have a 1998 BMW E36 323is. At cold start, I experience a rough idle for first 30 seconds or so and white smoke coming out of my exhaust. As soon as the engine warms up to the optimal temperature, everything goes away. The codes that it gives me are P0170 - fuel trim bank 1 P1188 - A/F...
  17. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hi Guys, It's my first time here and I'm really hoping for some clarity. Made the switch from Lexus to BMW and I'm happy, but when I'm in traffic for 10min or more and I accelerate, there is a plume of white smoke behind me. Not very thick smoke but white none the less. When leaving the car...
  18. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Greetings, Today, I noticed an odor and white smoke coming from under the hood of my E60 2008 528i N52 with 57k miles. :( I did some research on BF and it seems to be the valve cover gaskets may need to be replaced. I plan on replacing the VCG's myself but I have a couple of questions before...
  19. 7 Series - F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 (2008 - 2015)
    P2096 post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1 P2098 same as above but bank 2 P2198 oxygen sensor signal biased / stuck rich bank 2 sensor 1 So I'm getting these codes over and over. I Run premium gas and have tried some fuel cleaners but they keep happening. Some things I've...
  20. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    This is my first post in the forum and I usually search threads until I can find an answer, but today I am stumped. I drive a 2000 328CI with 187k miles. 5 weeks ago, I drove in the afternoon Alabama heat on the interstate for around 10 minutes until I noticed white smoke coming out of the...
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