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My bmw 325i sport is on 90,000 miles and is going through a jack of oil a month it has no smoke through exhaust and no burning smell also i cant find any leaks ?? the car runs perfect but i do have a yellow oil light that comes on when startded but goes straight off

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Cheek and see if it is in the the cooling system if so

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05 kia sorento ex see white smoke burning but not out exhaust and I cant seem to pin point location or what the smell is.


hi
White smoke is burning engine oil.
mostly when Engine oil is changed or topped up
little oil get dropped and when engine heats up. it burns the oil.
but once oil is burnt then no more smoke is there.

unless you have a leak
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Why is my 1998 toyota corolla oil getting short


Is there any white smoke? Could be your valve stem seals. But the Toyota Corolla in this year's is known for burning oil. If you are having to add more than 1 quart per month. You may have a problem. Check for the obvious. Milky oil. Idle it to op temp and smell exhaust for burnt oil smell. Hit the gas...see any white smoke? Open your radiator cap after running and smell for exhaust... If all is well then you have a normal running toyota corolla. These cars are champs. They just tend to burn a Lil oil here and there.

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White smoke from BMW 740i exhaust


white were? the exhaust tip, or other spot, long pipe, name spot?
white, is steam or OIL.
oil smells like burnt oil and takes for ever to dispate
steam is water, and smells , sweet due to 50% glycol inside.
and goes away fast.
but all Gas engines make water at all the time running as a by product of combustion and for sure on cold days, some times full time cold
due to climate effects.
does your neighbors car smoke at same time, (look)
bingo , dew point.

all gas engine smoke cold started, (steam)

so first find out what it is,
take the dip stick out of a hot engine. stalled, drip it on the exhaust
see that smoke ,smell it? that is burning oil
now you know what you have, steam or oil. smoke.

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My car is smoking blue smoke


Blue smoke out of the exhaust is indicative of either worn piston rings or valve guides. Either of which will require extensive work to fix. Oil is basically slipping past the rings or guides and into the combustion chamber, where it is being burned and expelled as blue smoke out of the exhaust.

Keep an eye on your oil consumption. A newer model BMW like yours should be consuming less than half a quart of oil every 3-5k miles. If it is consuming more than this then it needs to be diagnosed as either the piston rings or valve guides and repaired, typically by a shop for a job this big on a late model BMW.

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Oil smell smells like it is burning oil last oil change was 3 months ago


Common causes of smelling "burning" oil are:
  1. a leak in the valve cover gasket. When oil leaks from the valve cover gasket, it will often burn off on the manifold.
  2. a blown oil seal causing oil to burn off on the exhaust system
  3. check your exhaust for "blue smoke" a sign that the engine is actually burning oil. Just guessing here but a 16 year old Volvo is bound to have quite a few miles on it.
I hope you found this post helpful in diagnosing your problem. Thank you for using Fixya! Greg

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2001 ford windstar .Dorman 615-177 kit was installed .It has 350 miles on it since the install but on startup it's blowing white smoke.doesn't stumble ,idles fine and drives fine.Smoke is just brief on...


Valve seal leaks will cause an engine to smoke on start until the oil burns off. If a head gasket were leaking it would be smoking constantly.

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I get white smoke from exhaust and a smell off burning oil, not losing any oil pressure, its a bmw 320d , can any1 help


You should get the car into a shop and have a compression test done. For some reason your engine is burning oil and a compression test that will show leakdown can help pinpoint the problem. Hope this helps.

Sep 23, 2010 | 2002 BMW 3 Series

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325i BMW emitting white smoke


You are smelling burning antifreeze. likely a head gasket but only testing will determine that for sure...Do not drive it. get it to a shop or more damage is likely.

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White smoke exhaust


White smoke is caused by coolant or water coming out the tail pipe. There is a chance that the white smoke was caused by water splashing up from a puddle onto the exhaust pipe. Keep an eye on the coolant level in the radiator in any event. If its less then there leak coolant leak in the car engine which is causing this problem....

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