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I have a 2001 BMW 330i. New motor about 1.5 years ago and has been running like a charm. It***8217;s driven probably 150-200 miles per week - to and from work. Had my oil changed at Walmart and they used 5w20 x 7.5 quarts. It sat this entire weekend and when I started it, white smoke was coming out of the tail pipe. It never got hot. It never threw a code. No engine light. Nothing. It smells like burned oil from the exhaust. Removed the dipstick and there is this brownish colored goo on it tat was never there before. It was only driven three blocks when it was blowing the smoke and it hasn***8217;t been driven since - two days now. Thoughts??
 

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Walmart oil change. Seems no bueno. Don;t think there is a 5W20 oil that meets LL-01 cert.

Search BMW CCV or BMW CVV. My guess.
 

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Among other possibilities, if your info is correct, they put in the wrong oil, and too much of it....
Having your car worked on by Walmart (also Jiffy Lube, Pep Boys, etc.) is like allowing chimps under the hood....:tsk:
 

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Among other possibilities, if your info is correct, they put in the wrong oil, and too much of it....
Having your car worked on by Walmart (also Jiffy Lube, Pep Boys, etc.) is like allowing chimps under the hood....<img src="http://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/jpshakehead.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Tsk" class="inlineimg" />
Well my son has been ***8220;borrowing***8221; it for almost two years now and I didn***8217;t know he was going there to get it changed until this happened. Everything under the hood is pretty much brand new x approximately 1.5 years. Now I guess the battle begins w Walmart - thank goodness he kept the receipt. Thanks for replying
 

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Maybe I wasn’t clear enough as I responded just before runningboutvtye door.
Before going to Walmart assuming they screwed up, did you:
1. Check the oil level?
2 look into the crankcase ventilation valve (CVV or CVV). Smoke is a symptom of failure and they fail in cold weather. Not sure exactly where you live but it’s cold in Walmart land.



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Top right on the receipt: $35.88 for an oil change? 7 litres of xv olive oil cost more than that ;)
The itemization is no better: too much of an unsuitable oil and an off-brand (for BMW) filter to boot. :tsk:

OP, first do as Fredo suggests and check the CVV for problems. After you've repaired that if needed, get another oil change from a shop that knows BMWs. The Castrol Magnatec they used does not meet any of the specifications for your engine (not LL-01, not even synthetic, and 5W-20 is too thin at operating temperature) and mass-market Fram filters are poorly-made garbage.
 
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