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  1. BMW 316i SE - Petrol - Strange substance ?

    BMW Engine Conversions
    Hi, I was inspecting a BMW to buy of above specifications (year 2003). When I pulled out this oil level measuring "deep-stick" it was all rusted and in it's lower part (which is dipped in engine oil) I have found some white and bright yellow substance. Gluey consistence. I never seen it before...
  2. 1996 E36 316 Compact - weird substance from cooling system

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    My son's 1996 316 Compact overheated in traffic last night. After a loud bang and much steam, he lifted the bonnet to be greeted with this sight.[email protected]/?saved=1 Has anyone got a suggestion as to what this might be? We are at a total loss :confused cheers
  3. 1995 316i milky substance on dipstick hg?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi all found the other day this gunky white stuff on top of dipstick, which i know is water mixing with oil.the oil cap is fine. there is no signs of overheating white smoke or any other synptoms of head gasket failure,(other than mentioned) so have i caught it early enough to just replace the...