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Old 05-26-2004, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was trying out a '98 328is at a dealer today, but noticed when the car was idling, there was a little bit of white smoke coming out of exhaust (not blue smoke), so I was thinking maybe it was burning oil?? But the dealer said that it's VAPORs - water?? Is that right or does he think I'm an idiot?
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Old 05-26-2004, 02:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm..I got a 96 and it dont "Vapor" water...
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blueish greyish (not white) is burning oil. White is really just steam. Nothing to worry about, has nothing to do with a malfunctiong part of the car. It should go away after a few minutes.
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Old 05-26-2004, 04:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is absolutely nothing to worry about. I think when there is a high humidity you can see the vapour.
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what everyone else said
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Well, it was not a humid day, it was not cold either. +20C (maybe around 80F)...
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my car spits out white smoke if it has sat for a week or so and hasn't been started....
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it's just because the car was sitting for a couple of days im sure. In the manuel it say to let you car "take a deep breath" every now and then, after not running for a while or sitting in lots a traffic. to do this run your car around 3000 rpm for a "mile or two".
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what should you do if your girlfriend starts smoking?

slow down, use more lubricant
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