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      09-08-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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my 335d had recently started smoking from its exhaust after being sat idling for few minutes, no smoke at start or driving along though, it seemed to be a whiteish color, however i thought id try get a vid today to show you but it didnt smoke once, even filled with v power and the fume smell has lessed alot. is it something i should be worried about? iv got car in for mot on monday and due a service, i did ask them to have a look but im concerned if it didnt happen today after a run then it may not happen when they have a look.
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      09-08-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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      09-08-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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no, its due a service now though, did check the oil this morning to see if burning any and noticed it was quite blackish color but was no lower than wen i last checked it.
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Whitesh in color is typically just water vapor, normal for all engines. Was it a bit cooler today than it's been in a while? This will make the water vapor more visible. Also with a diesel, the oil will get very black in just a few miles after it has been changed. Completely normal.
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no the weather has been quite warm today, though some days it was cooler. but it wasnt a small amount of smoke, it was plainly visable and seem to give a bigger puff as u pull off but then gone as your driving.
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the guy who supplied my non-dpf downpipe has suggested the engine coolant valve might be stuck..
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the guy who supplied my non-dpf downpipe has suggested the engine coolant valve might be stuck..
What color is smoke?
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it was a white color.
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it was a white color.
Coolant leak into exhaust looks like. Could be EGR cooler.
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