hellow people. im new to the forums and this is my first ever post, it is also the first time i have ever owned a bmw. so i appologise if i have posted it in the wrong place.
i purchased a 530 d sport about 2 months ago, 105000 miles, full bmw service history.
As ive never had a bmw before i dont know what kind of power it is supposed to have, or how they drive. it seems to have a lot of power though. more than my previous car anyway, which was a nissan micra.
the other day, i started the car, and as it was idling, the engine kind of "jerked" or "stuttered" for a second, i waited for a few min and it seemed ok. then i moved the car about 100 metres and i smelt a kind of burning smell, and it stuttered again. so i immediately stopped the car and parked it outside my house.
i lifted the bonnet and saw some white smoke coming from under the bonnet on the drivers side (right side of engine looking from front)
i almost pooped in my pants with worry. i called a mechanic over and he had a look and told me that there is air blowing out near the turbo/manfiolf, and it could be a split pipe or a loose bolt, but without checking it properly he coldnt be certain. there is no fault light showing, nor is there any fault code.
was wondering if anyone had a similar experience or have any idea what it could be?
thanks in advance.