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  1. 2010 E90 320d - Interior smells like spray paint

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, New to the forum after picking up a 9 year old 320D yesterday. Previously I've owned a E30 316 and E46 320d. My new car is a E90 320d SE - 105k miles. I hope someone can give me some advice with an unpleasant interior smell. When I viewed the car I was greeted with the smell of spray...
  2. E53 x5 smells of fumes on start up

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi All when I first start my 2005 3.0d it smells of fumes in the cabin I used the search on here and nearly everyone says cracked manifold but mines has been changed by the previous owner 37k ago in 2015 surely it can’t have cracked again could it be something else ? Seems to coming from right...
  3. My Petrol Smells Like Diesel

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi... Got a weird one for ya, I guess this might be slightly unrelated so I apologise if this needs to be moved. Anyway - I've bitten all of the bullets at the same time and decided, for some reason, to buy a BMW ActiveHybrid-5, despite their huge failure in this country (according to my...
  4. Smells like gear oil

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Has anyone found that after changing their 6 speed manual gearbox oil that they get a gear oil smell when stopping at traffic lights for example, or moving slowly in traffic? Just had my gear oil changed which has certainly improved gear shifts, noticed the smell on the drive home and thought...
  5. 2001 e39 530d webasto unplugged now smells a bit deisely

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Hope somebody can help. Due to vampire battery drain I had the indy disable (unplugg) the webasto heater on my 2001 530d touring. Over the past few months I've noticed that it smells a bit more "deisely" when running than normal. Indy has a quick look under the bonet and found nothing...
  6. e46 330d smells when first started

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys my car has dine this ever since I baught it 2 year's age when its started first thing its gives off a lot of fumes and smells unpleasant is this a common thing ?
  7. my e60 smells like dead people

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    thread title just about sums it up. its been getting worse for the last few months, but today it was really bad. i cant say its ever a smell ive smelled before, but its very similar to rotting human flesh. ive been all round the car sniffing things (yes i did get some odd looks) and i cant...
  8. e46 white smoke smells like burnt rubber

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi have a problem that hope someone can help me with. my wife was driving my car and she said she heard a popping sound then car lost power and started smoking loads. I checked oil all the oil has gone, only had service 2 months ago and I topped up the oil two weeks ago. the car is smoking white...
  9. 1994 E36 325i Convertible: Engine smells hot.....gauge says not?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    There is a little coolant loss but no more than approx 200 ml between regular checks (no mayo on oil cap etc. The revs sometimes dip whilst stopped and idling (e.g. bounces from about 4000 - 6000) doesn't stall. Any ideas about what could be going on? I basically bought the car as a...
  10. Smells like oil burning

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello I'm new to this so please bare with me. I have a 04 745li and one of my main problems r that it seems like my car is burning oil cause of the smell and me having to a a quart or two quite regular. Love the car so can someone please help me concerning this issue thx in advance. I'm open to...
  11. BMW 320D Smells exhaust in car at idle, has a little lag in gas response when coasting.

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All. This is going to be some debut here - please let me excuse my self for typos and etc. I'm not daft i'm danish. :-) My friends 320D from 2007, had a connecting rod cease on the crankshaft therefore it broke and punched a hole i the engine block. We bought a new engine from BMW, moved...
  12. 318i Touring 2002 *smells of petrol*

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just a quick one,I have started to notice a strong smell of petrol on start up. It seems to go fairly quickly maybe a minute max. Could this be linked to "cat below efficient" fault code? As this is a recurring code witch returns after being deleted after several miles. Thanks for any help....
  13. 2001 E46 318ci - Oil Smell in Cab. Please Help

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi folks, I have a problem and was hoping for some help. I have a 2001 E46 coupe which has done 82300miles, and performed an oil and filter change 200 miles ago. I am an amateur, but managed this with minimal difficulty. The problem is that, now and again, there is a very strong smell of oil...
  14. 2002 E46 320d exhaust smells

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have recently bought a 320d it has been parked in my garden for a month and before that it had been standing for about 9 months i have done everything on it but something i have noticed is the exhaust fumes smell really bad it is concerning me a bit tommorow i am going to take it for a really...
  15. Car smells

    General BMW Discussions
    Aint it funny, every car got a different smell. Older BMWs got that "I'm an unmistakable classic BMW" smell, they smelt like that when they were new, my dad had some when I was a kid and I always remember the smell. Newer BMWs smell different but still different to other manifactures. Our Alfa...
  16. 2001 E46 330ci, smoking on start up, White smoke smells fuely, and intermittent pinking under load.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi peeps, I'm in need of some help..... My 330ci convertible intermittently smoking on start up, normally after a trip of 15-20 miles and then left sitting for 4 hours or more, the smoke is White in colour and only lasts about 10-30 seconds and once cleared is not present again all journey, I...
  17. 2002 E46 318i Oily smells - costs for Rocker gasket?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi People, My 3 series (2002 - 318i) has been causing a few problems recently. It has occasionally given off a burning oil smell in the cabin through the vents which is when the engine is warm. This usually fades away after a while, however can return another time. Now I noticed upon startup...
  18. 2004 E60 525d auto exahust smells in the cabin (FIXED)

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Can anyone help.I am starting to smell exahust inside the car.:frown