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  1. Noise like blown exhaust and smell of burning rubber.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    2007 E91 330i As the thread says, after standing for two weeks while on holiday, I started the car and it sounded for all the world as if there was a hole in the exhaust. After a short while there was a strong smell of burning rubber too. The noise faded after a bit, but the smell remains. I've...
  2. E92 320D - Burning smell & warm gear stick gaitor!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys, I'm relatively new at posting on these kind of things so please accept my apologies if i'm not doing things the right way or in the correct section! So onto my issues.. I've just purchased a stunning 320D 2008 which drives fantastic however.. I just pulled off the M1 this morning and...
  3. Auto transmission smell?

    General BMW Discussions
    Not long had my auto box serviced on my e91. Cut long story short, on a long’ish journey, only when I’m stationary and seems like with the heater on I get a smell of gearbox oil. Checked underneath and no leaks, no smell from engine bay or inside wheel arches. I was a bit worried in case the oil...
  4. E61 530D - Sooty/Exhaust Smell in Cabin

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hey Guys, I have noticed a sooty/exhaust smell inside the car, when idling mainly, not so apparent when making progress, it is not over-powering, however it is noticeable. E61 (2004) 530D SE Touring It had a new manifold and DPF not long ago (will need to check invoice date and mileage) and...
  5. Eggy smell?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    So I've recently brought a 2013 320d E92 with 61k on the clock. The car seems to run and feel fine however there's an usual noise when driving at low speeds, it's like high pitch humming noise which mimics the sound of the engine. Another weird thing is sometimes the car makes an eggy smell...
  6. Engine smell

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    It's hard to decribe, it's not quite burning smell more Erm a warm smell, always been like this but now going through a list of all preventive maintence steps I have started to question it, one being intention to renew the cooling systems. I can remember someone saying shouldn't run that hot...
  7. Still getting oily smell in cab after repair.

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi again, some of you may know I've recently had a new egr cooler and intake manifold. Before the repair I was getting an oily engine smell in the cab of car. It would be intermittent but most noticeable when driving or when I first get into the car after it had been used by the wife. Can't say...
  8. Fuel smell

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone, I have a 2004 BMW E46 320d, I have a faint fuel smell inside the cabin, are there any recommendations as to what this could be please? Many Thanks Phil.
  9. BMW 318CI Converitble - ***Rough Idle, Hesitate, Struggle up hills, Now fuel smell in cab***

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi ALL, I wonder if anyone can help. I own a 2004 BMW 318CI Convertible. My mechanic cannot find the problem but this is what is happening and later I will explain what I have done so far to fix the problem. Car starts on cold fine, Idle is around 600 maybe a little low as there is a...
  10. Diesel smell in the cabin

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone, Got a e46 320d and I've noticed that when driving on a longer trip 20+ miles I begin to smell fresh diesel in the cabin when the blower is on. Fuel consumption is normal, there are no visible leaks around the fuel filter or anywhere as a matter of fact but diesel is definitely...
  11. Hot/burning smell

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Car is running fine, no particular issues to report from a functional point of view. However, under certain circumstances the car seems to give off a distinctive hot/burning smell that’s noticeable inside the cabin and immediately outside the car. I don’t drive the car hard very often but...
  12. 2003 E46 330ci smell of burning oil in the car

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi there folks Had this machine for 7 years, other than lower control arms and sticking brake calipers, it's been an easy ride. Lately I have started smelling burning oil coming through the vents. My first thoughts are crankcase breather hoses etc. Anyone else got any ideas? Car has always...
  13. e60 2003 530d fume smell. manifold changed

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Every now and then i am getting a slight smell of fumes inside the cabin. I changed the manifold about 6 months ago as it had sheared off the flange. Where else is this likley to be comming from? Thanks.
  14. Burnt smell from vents

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Just had the transmission fluid changed and all seamed well as I can out of the garage the gear shifts feel smoother but a smell like burnt oil is comming from the vents. I went back to the garage and they took the plastic covers off. There is no leak and looks very clean. Really pissed that I...
  15. 320D Burning smell

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, New to the forum, so be gentle with me! I have read through some of the other threads and think I may have the answer to my question, but I would appreciate any opinions you can give me and a bit of reassurance. I have a 320D on a 62 plate that I've had since Feb this year. Its a...
  16. 530i smoke smell in cabin cold start

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi so I get this burning smokey smell come into the cabin as soon as I start the car. Smells like burning clutch or burnt oil, could even be exhaust I’m not sure. Not present when driving or when come to standstill. Car runs fine, previous owner had a new oil filter housing fitted because old...
  17. I can smell oil inside cab

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi guys got my 635d 2008 a couple of weeks ago. Everything spot on but on occasions i can smell oil inside the cab. Any ideas what this can be or has anyone experienced this before? Is it an easy fix or not?
  18. Funny smell e90 320d

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys just a quick one got a funny smell when blowers are on doesnt matter if hot or cold its a musky old smell first were is it coming from and second best way to get rid of it thanks in advance.
  19. Strong fuel smell 330i 2006 e90

    General BMW Discussions
    Please help.. New on here first BMW..i have very strong petrol smell inside car but none under the bonnet. Smells really bad.. Worried about driving it. It smells like its coming through vents.. And footwell. Any help would be great.. Thanks in advance
  20. Burning smell E90 318i 2006

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I got a burning smell inside the car, I took the car to a garage and he found a oil leak which seems to be from the gasket so he replaced the valve cover gasket, but after a few days the smell appears again, few months later, I took it to the another garage for servicing and new MOT and to check...
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