smokes out the exhaust pipe

My car all the just would not start. I put my obd on it to see what was going on an it states. Ignition low voltage.

We do not have a manual so we cant change or add clock data, we can't get the numbers,

I'm considering buying a 535i 3.0L I6 6 speed automatic. All of the service records were kept, car is beautiful, very clean -especially for a 11 yr old car. They're asking $6,900. This car has every option possible, well almost. Anyways. Is this a good deal? What should I look for in the service history, any specific repairs? Is 100k a lot of miles, or considered high mileage for an 06' BMW? Anything I should look for when checking it out? I'm also a 31 yr old woman, so I don't want to get robbed. My husband has to work when I go check it out, but my father in law will be with me. He's good with cars, but he's never checked out BMW's. He's always has Infiniti's. Thank you for reading, hopefully you can help me out!


Where is alternator located?

I opened my radiator cap and there looks like no coolant level? Just purchases the car

I have changed the automatic transmission fluid since then the transmission started slipping and now my car does not move when in drive, could the fluid change have caused the problem

but i went to the bmw dealer and after getting a new 1 and putting it in im still getting the same code and the check engine light and i would have to try like 3 times to turn car on before it will stay on

How much to replace all flat tire malfunction sensors ? Park brake malfunction sensor comes on after about 10 miles of driving .

when I add transmission fluid the car start smoking from the tail pipe and start smelling like bad gas only smoke when adding fluid are idle for a while,must add fluid every other day

I bought my 2012 BMW X5 xDrive 3.0L last March '16 w/ only 35k miles on it, I've put a bit over 4.5k mile on it so far...

A month ago the radiator fans where behaving erratically and very loud, after about a week of this the car went into what BMW refers to "Limp" Mode, turns out that the water pump went out... I had the issue diagnose and repaired by very kind folks at a local European Specialty shop near me: "Woodinville Sports Cars" In Woodinville WA
to the tune of about 1500.00, to say the least I wasn't quite ready to dish out that kind of money yet, I truly wasn't expecting the car to literally break-down at such a young mileage age...

The added bonus is that after they inspected the car and determined that the water pump/thermostat needed to be repaired... there was an additional $3500 + $600Tax and Enviro cost dollars worth of repairs that needed to be done... i.e.:
1)- Break Flush $162
2)- Cabin Air Filter $171
3)- Oil Filter Housing and Oil Cooler gaskets $678
4)- Removing and Replacing Upper Radiator Hose (because it is getting soaked from the Oil leak) $124
5)- Removing and Repairing Steer-Power Pump $1750
6)- Removing and Replacing Suspension Swaybar $314
7)- Engine Spark Plugs $314

So as you can possibly appreciate I needed to sit down and contemplate the thought: Did I make a mistake in buying this car... :-)

After a month Ive come to appreciate that my Car is running beautifully, but I cant help but think that some of the repairs recommended are both very expensive and not really expected for the mileage my car presently has 39.5K miles...

to my questions:
1)- Is this normal for a car like mine
2)- After I have these repairs done... Can you recommend a good way to keep the car healthy?
3)- Is this a car I can rely on lasting beyond 100 K miles, or should I consider selling car now, and rid myself of more expensive experiences?
4)- Do you folks have any info about Woodinville Sports Cars Service? If so Would you recommend them?

I thank you in advance for any advice and answers you can help me out with...

Kindest Regards


Some where gas line sucking in to much air

I have change the coils plugs cam shaft sensors 02 sensors, But I cant rid of these codes p0363isfire detected fueling disable, p1343 misfire cylinder 1 with fuel cut off,p1347 misfire cylinder 2 with fuel cut off and p1345 misfire cylinder 3 with fuel cut off. Now I am going to replace the fuel injectors to see if that will fix the problem

Had 3 radiator hoses fixed three months ago and my engine still steams whenever its raining out.

Sometimes its really bad like my car is on fire but the mechanic says they checked everything and it's fine.

How do i know if they changed it again?
i had the same problem and they told me they did it again with a recall the 2 of 3 timing chains . Can they recall again?
Two days ago one of the machinists told me they change 1 of 3. How i lern the truth.
For how long last to change again the chains?
How much is it cost? What else they need to change? Is the bmw only one authorized dealer.

Before engine heat sign was not there but the steam was coming out a lot , after I changed my radiator , two hoses and one other hose last week , today it again showing the low coolant sigh and even engine over heat sign . And the car stopped in the middle of highway , I added water in it after engine cooled down , but it's leaking even faster form right back part of the engine , what could be wrong with it , please help me ,

I was driving down the interstate and without any warning started hearing a loud meteal to metal grinding and lost power to the wheels. The engine seems to be fine, starts okay and revs okay. Put it in gear and I get the grinding. Had to be towed home. The car free rolls now (park doesn't hold the car) so I have to use the parking brake. Trying to get an idea if this is a common issue that is repairable or if the Transmission is more than likely trashed. Also, I replaced the front axles about 19 months ago with no issues.

work only about 10 times then have to start and stop engine to go again

Was wanting to find out what might be causing the stereo to have no sound also the doors or seat belt warning don't ding

Car was driving fine. Went to the store. Starting it after shoppingng just to find I've lost power steering. Tried adding atf after reading through forums but this hasn't resolved the loss of power steering. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A/C is working but stop blowing

I just changed the fuel pump and got the car running yesterday but during and before the fuel pump was replaced (so in the key on engine off position) the "check" light is always flashing.

vehicle overheating also error on dash transmission program failure vehicle has slow take off

Had a oil change and car started leaking around valve cover gasket and also the oil pan gasket this is according to the shop where I had the oil changed at. The car has never leaked a drop before. When it first started ( day after the oil changed) it leaked a lot for a few days now just a few drops I have checked it and oil level is ok. Car does not have dip stick.

It's a 2003 bmw 325i manufacturer date is 11/02

and they stated my valve cover gasket , 3 & 6 coil were bad but I needed to replaced all 6, and the oil house gasket and the cooler gasket were leaking. I fixed the valve cover gasket, replace #6 coil and oil housing gasket & cooler gasket. . I pick up my car and when I started. its shaking and it appears that it is skipping? Do I need to check all the coils or my spark plugs or Do I need to take it back to the mechanic. running rough.

Needs to have a mechanic check car bumper to bumper before purchase? At what cost will my friend expect to have an independent mechanic charge?

oil leak left side of engine

i have e92 335i 2008, recently i had a water leaking from the headgasket,a
week after replacing the headgasket, everything was fine until i opened the
oil filler to see theres water in it, now im thinking that the headgasket is not
installed properly or the head itself have crack or something, the garage
told me that the head was already checked and its in perfect condition and
the headgasket is new and cannot be misinstalled.
he is telling me that it could be the oil housing is leaking from inside , not
the oil filter housing gasket or the headgasket.
can anyone explain what could it be ?