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Old 04-14-2005, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2004 X5 4.4 with 12,000 miles. When I start it in the morning (after sitting all night) it blows out white/blue smoke for the first 45 seconds, then clears up. It smells like oil so I don't think it is coolant. Any ideas??
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blow by. Take it to the mechanic if it does ot again. good luck.
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Hmmmm...how often does it do it? Only in the mornings? Or whenever you start it...after sitting awhile?

What engine size do you have?
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmmmm...how often does it do it? Only in the mornings? Or whenever you start it...after sitting awhile?

What engine size do you have?
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I have the 4.4. Yes it does it after it has sat all night.
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get it checked out. there is a problem with oil separater on the x5s so i would look into that.
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get it checked out.* there is a problem with oil separater on the x5s so i would look into that.
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if it happens after sitting overnight the first thing you check(other then problems that have TSB's or recalls) is your valve guides/seals. Overnight they'll allow oil to collect over the valves and it'll burn off upon startup.
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Originally posted by BMWLISA+Apr 15 2005, 12:15 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(BMWLISA @ Apr 15 2005, 12:15 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-BMWLotAttendant@Apr 14 2005, 10:05 PM
Hmmmm...how often does it do it?* Only in the mornings? Or whenever you start it...after sitting awhile?

What engine size do you have?
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I have the 4.4. Yes it does it after it has sat all night.
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I have a X5 3.0i and it does the same thing, at first I thought oil then I asked the dealer and they said it was normal.
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