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Old 09-25-2004, 08:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My car - with 135,000 miles - has just started to burn oil. A bit of white smoke is coming out of the left (driver's side) exhaust. Do you have any idea what might be causing this? Hard to fix the problem?



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If it's white smoke that sounds more like coolant than oil....Oil burns off blue smoke. if it's white (coolant) then probably a head gasket...if it's blue (oil) could be rings, valves/valve seats, etc.
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Many of our Bimmers emit white smoke at idle and it seems to be temperature and humidity related, my 1988 750 does this band I burn no oil or lose any coolant.
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