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2003 BMW 330Ci Question: White smoke coming from exhaust

 

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kevouts, Midvale, UT, April 25, 2013, 07:39
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Did I blow a head gasket? If so how much to repair?
Safe to drive until I get repair?

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    pushrod April 25, 2013, 08:27
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    No, get a mechanic to check it out, suggest combustion leak test, mech. will know what that is.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13378 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 25, 2013, 12:53
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    head gaskets are approx 3000.00 if no head work is needed. seek a diag to confirm

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    ReasonableDoudt April 25, 2013, 18:28
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    Do NOT drive! Need to know how vehicle started to manifest its symptom. Was Temperature Gauge running hot recently prior to smoke? Because i still think if not related to temperature "a possible silver lining" could be Breather system, when restricted could cause blue smoke(crankcase could have too much psi) Hence the oil consumption ie smoke from tailpipe. Agree with other suggestion to have it check out. I would search for a quality Bmw independent near you bimrs(.)org Could help locate a good BMW repair facility. Good luck.

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    Integrity First Automotive (6 Answers) , West Jordan, UT - (801) 335-5945
    integrityfirstauto August 12, 2013, 15:18
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    This COULD be a head-gasket problem. Does the engine overheat when drive a while? If so this is likely a head-gasket issue. It could also a crank-case ventilation problem which is much less costly than a head gasket (and common on your car). I suggest having a shop diagnose the root-cause of the problem and you'll then be able to budget more for the repairs.

    Good luck!

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