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  1. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have a 54 plate 530D touring on big miles at 236k. Got it couple weeks ago and had fumes in cabin and turbo whoosh, otherwise all seemed good. Assumed I had old style exhaust manifold crack so ordered a cast one along with a CHRA as it was only £60 and not much extra work. Went from underneath...
  2. Technical Guides for BMW E24, E63, E64, F12, F13.
    I'm always surprised when members go off immediately to a mechanic when the car starts smoking on idle and when accelerating - from my own experience 50% - 60% of smoking cases are actually the Pressure Control Valves rather than the Valve Stem Seals. If you have smoking problems, do this first!
  3. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi I have a BMW 320i E90 2006 model with 65,000km mileage. The car is now smoking when i want to accelerate, i changed the oil separator but still the car is producing smoke when accelerating and the oil consumption has increased requiring me to top up almost every after 100km. Any advice on...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    H i everyone I have just got my car back from an independent service and have come across this strange scenario about 0.5 miles from my home is a hill I have to use to get out of the village so obviously the car is not at full temperature but twice now I have noticed on this hill for about 30...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, my recently purchased 330d has decided to throw a fit after about 100 miles, just done an oil and filter change (both were BLACK!) and fuel filter (it had run on the dregs for a while I think) after sitting for 6 months prior to me buying it. It’s on 192k but when it’s running it purrs along...
  6. 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...
  7. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I have a BMW 320d 2003 automatic It is pouring black smoke from the exhaust everytime I accelerate and has got worse recently. I feel like James Bond. Also the car has developed a strange smell. Smells a little like fumes - seems worse in morning from cold. Any ideas?
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys Im kinda new to the bmw scene and ive had a spot of bad luck, i bought this 1998 318 tds touring just last weeks as my partner is just about to give birth and it seamed like the ideal family car and cheap enough to get to work and back again every day.. Any how upon getting there they...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Have posted before about loss of power on my car, replaced the MAF unit and this seemed to cure that problem. It has now started smoking quite a lot, more when you stop at traffic lights and idle for a bit then when pulling away it is very thick smoky. bluey colour and smells of oil. Any ideas...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I finally got round to putting the car in to the local BMW indy. It was smoking in the mornings and when i left work it would blow out a massive puff of smoke. Oil in the manifold and throttle body. Changed the crankcase pipe and the pipe from the separator to the dipstick. Still did it. They...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After suffering from turbo failure and subsequently fitting a new turbo, my engine is now consuming a large quantity of oil and producing plumes of white/grey smoke. I changed the breather for the vortex type and flushed the cat/exhaust/inter-cooler before restarting the engine. I thought at...
  12. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    can anyone advise me..... when my cars running even after a fair run and its warmed up its as if the choke is still on and i get a bit of smoke even whilst static........is it normal or am i gonna get a shock at the next mot ???
  13. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi folks ive got a issue with very interminate smoking the smoke is pale blue i work 15miles away from home when i start it no smoke go to work no smoke drive home no smoke even in traffic jams but on short trips it smokes when i pull off ive had the ccv changed but no pipes ? took back...
  14. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, had my turbo changed (3.0td) 3 weeks ago and have done approx 400 miles since, all this time i still had white smoke coming from exhaust, thought this was the oil burning off from prevoius turbo failure which emptied the sump into the exhaust, the smoke as virtually ceased except when the...
  15. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    My 2005 525D sometimes starts smoking at tick over if a pull up at lights or in traffic,is this a fault? It is high milage. I also noticed that it seems very hot even after a 20 minute run,when you lift the bonnet the heat that comes out is unreal,and the end of the exhaust is that hot it hisses...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys, Purchased my 2002 320D a couple of weeks ago with 78k on the clock and i am worried i might of missed something that could be very costly to resolve. It seems that the car smokes quite heavily when i accelarate a little hard, once i resume a constant speed it stops smoking. Think...
  17. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All I have just purchase a 2003 BMW 320D E46, and my Electric door mirrors don’t work: I’ve had a look at the fuse and it had blown a 5 amp fuse, I only had a 10 amp so I tried that, the mirrors do work but smoke was coming from the angle control so I’ve took it out. Can anyone help with...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    As the title says i changed the spark plugs topped up oil (didnt have time for an oil change thats happening this week hopefully) and let the petrol run almost dry and filled it up with premium 97 petrol and the thing has started smoking like a weasel at a poker game:hihi it's quite intermittent...
  19. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
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  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi there just recently noticed my diesel 320 blows out huge puffs of grey smoke after its been idleing for a few mins and as u take off it emits it , it then clears and drives fine i havent noticed it b4 and am a bit conserned any ideas much appreciated
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