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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello everyone. I have a problem with my car. When I start the engine it idles erratically and some white smoke comes out of the exhaust. It does it for about 30 seconds to a minute, then it runs normally. Sometimes after starting the engine or even when the engine has been on for a while, it...
  2. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi everyone, My 320d is throwing out white smoke when idling sometimes but not all the time. I can smell the fumes inside the car. The revs will idle roughly sometimes but not all the time also. The car is not loosing oil or water and my mpg seems to be okay (47mpg on a mixed journey). Work...
  3. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi All I'm new and not very mechanically-minded (female) and I joined to see if anyone can help me with a problem with my 2004 E46 facelift model, 320i petrol/manual MSport convertible, I'm told that it has the N63 engine. I do an 80 mile commute to work daily and the car is essential as I am...
  4. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi I have a 2007 BMW 730D E65 and there is white smoke coming from underneath it... Thinking it was the exhaust I started the car and put the front wheels on ramps then turned it off and looked underneath, with the engine off a fan started and clouds of white smoke (acrid) started coming from a...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi guys I have a problem. I was on the M40 the other day coming home with my kids and my car decided to show me warning lights for tyre pressure, abs, dtc and engine management so I pulled into the service station which thankfully was right there. I turned the car off for about 20 minutes and...
  6. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Happily driving along and my car starts to look like Santa's Sleigh Very white smoke and burning red embers coming out from behind (I thought of Planes, Trains and Automobiles / National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation) No loss in power No extra noise Pulled over, called RAC He didn't really have...
  7. BMW Engine Conversions
    Hello guys, I'd like to share an issue I'm having with my BMW e46 320D (2004), mileage 265000km. I noticed for quite some time now to be getting white smoke from the exhaust pipe. It comes on cold start likewise when the engine gets hot. It is especially apparent when accelerating; chunks of...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I bought this BMW, and after driving it for a while, I noticed that it smokes not when starting cold, it smokes the most, after idling for a while. An again - it has very little boost for 136hp. I can also smell smoke inside the car when idling(probably hole in exhaust system). I am tracking...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi im new to the forum, would appreciate any help. Bought the car about 2 months ago. Was running fine. has quite high miles at almost 240k. last week my bmw 530d. went into high revs while i was doing 70mph on a bypass, i couldnt control it. tried turning ignition off, but revving continued...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I was whizzing along the motorway yesterday and pushing it a bit hard in traffic. Eventually something let go and it started to misfire. However, it still seems to have nearly full power at higher revs. At low revs it's got virtually no power at all. I had to really rev it to get it on the...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Recently purchased my 2003 Compact 316 TI for a decent price (£2.2K) and fell in love with it a first sight. My first Beamer. Problem is, 6 weeks later I now have smoke billowing out of the exhaust. Only put about 300 miles on the clock (It's 69000K). Took it to Halfords Autocentre and they ran...
  12. General BMW Discussions
    Hope someone can assist me. I have a 325 I SEE Touring, 56 plate. Recently it has been mis-firing and now if I put my fot down heavy it causes the engine light to appear. If I stop the car and re-start, the engine light dissapears. The mis fire is getting worse and worse and the engine light is...
  13. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hi I'm new to this and hope some one can help. I bought a accident damage 730 diesel e65 2003 pre facelift model se We tried starting today after replacing battery blow off cable and it shown the fuel tank empty on the digital display so filled the tank and it still shown empty! I replaced...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi guys need some insight here, last week i started getting smoke coming through my vents so i got an oil change. i few moments after there was smoke everywhere (covering the whole street )lol so i took out the EGR valve and gave it a lttle clean. That seemed to do the trick for a day or so...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello everyone, I'm in need of some serious help. I've just brought a 2001 318i m43 engine with the head gasket gone. I've spent the last 2 days doing the head gasket. I had it skimmed, was meticulous in detail and I'm sure I've done everything right. Except I've just started it up and its not...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Afternoon all, ive owned my 2001 BMW 330ci convertible for 6 months now and recently having issues with White smoke that smells kinda fuely intermittently on start up, this smoke clears within 5 to 30 seconds and once the engine is running no more signs of smoke, my engine is getting a bit tired...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello Guys This is my sorry tale ! Took the car on tour to Germany (Munich !). On the return journey the car almost overheated in traffic - the temp needle was just shy of the red. I then stopped at some services for 20 mins. On starting car there were clouds of white smoke which dispersed...
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