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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. 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...
  3. Had vacuum leak fixed now white smoke comes from exhaust.

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    Hey everyone, I took my car to a shop and paid $85 for them to fix a vacuum leak. I picked the car up and the SES light is gone. They said it was a hose under the engine so I assume it was some CCV hose. After I drove it for a bit, white smoke started coming out of the exhaust when I took off...
  4. Occasional plume of white smoke from exhaust while driving. Stumped!

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    Hi guys, I have a very annoying fault which I'm hoping to get some suggestions on for when I get in to the garage and can do some investigation. In short, since about 3-4 months ago my car will all of a sudden blow a load of white smoke from the exhaust while driving. I mean a LOT. The smoke...
  5. White Smoke

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    I just recently purchased my first BMW. Two days after I got it tons of white smoke started coming from the exhaust pipe. I had been driving the car for about two hours when the low oil light flashed. Soon after this, white smoke came out of the exhaust pipe when I pushed the brakes. It was...
  6. E46 White Smoke-unknown coolant leak

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    I recently got a new radiator, water pump and thermostat for my E46 BMW 325i. Prior to bringing the car to the mechanic I also had a SES light on my dash and the car was not starting on the first key turn (not sure if they are related). Anyway, drove the car home and the next day my radiator...
  7. Help/opinions with possible blown head gasket

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    So I was experiencing a massive amount of coolant loss one day and billowing, burning white smoke on par with the levels at which it was disappearing. It didn't and has never overheated, but the levels were bone dry in the morning. Research obviously points to the head gasket, as well as a...
  8. So today while driving to the gym

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    I looked in my rear view mirror while sitting at a stop sign and noticed a BIGA$$ cloud of white smoke! When i started driving I noticed i was blowing so much smoke I couldnt even see anything behind me!!!! My car was acting normal driving wise. I didn't feel a difference in the power or...
  9. BMW e46 oil burning

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    hi Guys need some help pls have recently bought a BMW 318 auto saloon 2002 (facelift model) the problem i have is that, every 300 miles i have to refil the oil AND when the engine is on and the car is not moving for more than 3/4 minutes(e.g stuck in traffic) , white smoke comes out for a few...
  10. Please Help! Power Loss, Rough Idle White Smoke.

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    This is my first post on E46Fanatics so please excuse any lack of information. My car is a 04 325ci that has 159,000 miles and has seen some time in the shop over a few fuel related issues. The trouble im currently experiencing is noticable power loss with slow revs. Most noticably above 3500...
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