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      05-01-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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HELPPP!!!!!!white smoke coming from engine bay!

Hi all,

I have a 2006 320i e90 which has just started to pour smoke from engine bay after being driven for 5 minutes or...I have always had a minor obvious oil leak from the rocker/valve cover gasket which I noticed through the burnt candle smell through the AC.

I have taken it to a mechanic and he believes that they need to replace the brake vacuum pump, rocker cover gasket, oil filter housing gasket and fronmt engine solenmoid seals?

I want to know if this is indeed the case? The smoke is white and does have a slightly different smell to that of the oil (but maybe its just me). I am startignt o notice that the coolant levels are also going down.

Could this be a coolant leak somewhere which is causing the large amount of white smoke (embarrassing to drive)?

Please note that their is NO smoke coming from the exhaust...
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      05-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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White is usually coolant I think
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      05-01-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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yehhh white for coolant - thats what i thought also - i think it is obvious that somethign is leaking and dripping onto the exhaust manifold. the smoke isnt coming from near the radiator thought - like at the back of the engine itself (or even more towards the passanger side in AUS).
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      05-01-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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Perhaps a crack in the coolant expansion tank or a cracked hose. Do a pressure test to verify.
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      05-01-2012, 11:23 PM   #5
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water in engine?
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      05-03-2012, 01:55 AM   #6
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How can water get into the engine?

The smoke seems to be coming from under the rocker cover! But the smoke is white rather than black?
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