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  1. White Smoke From Exhaust

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    Hi All, I'm new to E46 ownership, I picked up a 2000 323ci with 83k a few weeks ago. The car has good service history but hasn't been driven much at all since 2007 (about 2-3k miles a year) I've noticed that when the engine is warm there is white smoke coming from the exhaust, it's only very...
  2. Bad headgasket/cracked block: leakdown #s good, but leaks into expansion tank

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    I am looking at a friend's 2003 325i (Oct 2002 build date) with 170k miles that has been losing coolant without any external leak and also suffering from intermittent cold start misfires (INPA codes 239, 240, 241, 242, 243; and P1347/P1349 type codes on obdfusion). This car was overheated after...
  3. 2004 BMW 330CI cooling issues

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    Hey! This is my first post but I'm gonna try keep this all pretty straight forward. So a few months ago I finally got my Bimmer up, running, and saftied. I realized that my low coolant light was on so went to add coolant but I realized my radiator cap had actually split in 2 pieces, one of the...
  4. Mechanic blew my headgasket

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    Wassup dudes. I'm new to this forum and was wondering if anyone knew how likely it is that i'd win this court case. A year ago i took the whip to Markert Motorworks and got a full coolant system overhaul. It is insured for 2 years. Recently, my secondary expansion tank hose came loose and i had...
  5. Possible Head Gasket?

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    Hey there guys, I have a 2004 325xi. When I bought the car it had a blown head gasket at about 247k. The car was running rough and was building exhaust gas pressure in the cooling system causing it to over heat/pop rad hoses and expansion tanks. Not to mention there was stop leak found. I...
  6. Should i replace the CCV?

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    The other day as i was backing my 99 328i out of the garage i looked in my rear view and saw an abnormal amount of exhaust. At first i thought it was just very cold so the exhaust was very visible but i got out of the car had checked it for myself, the smoke coming out of my tail pipe was bone...
  7. Engine help, headgasket/CCV problem possibly

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    First, thanks to all who have posted in the forum, has been great for me so far and I am hoping that some of your experience can help me with my problem I had recently. Secondly, sorry for the novella that I wrote about my problem, but thanks for your help. Two days ago, while driving home from...
  8. Bad News. Warped Head?

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    I was driving on my way to NY when my car began losing pressure at the gas pedal and spraying tons of white smoke from the exhaust. By the time we could pull over she was in the red. When I popped the hood there was oil and coolant all over the place. The top radiator hose had popped off and the...