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Old 08-12-2012, 04:22 AM   #1
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Exclamation E46 bmw 316 ti white smoke ---please help

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Hi everyone , thank you for this helpful and informative forum dedicated to BMW owners .

Now , like everyone else i got a problem with my recent purchased BMW 316TI , 1.8 litre Automatic , 12.12.2001 .
I bought the car 2 months ago from a private seller , after only one week i discovered an common problem :
1.Oil indicator light in dashboard come up (stop at first garage and topped up 5W 30 , FULLY SINT)
2.After 2 weeks , normal journey , after sitting at the traffic lights , white smoke coming from the tailpipe when pulling off ( COOLANT LEVEL CHECK - GOOD , OIL LEVEL CHECK -LOW)
Oil leak around solenoid valves- replaced o rings , no more leakage
Full service done ( oil , air filter ,engine oil , pollen filter)
3.After about 3 weeks went to Europe for Holiday , about 600 miles -900km driving with one break i hit a very bad traffic congestion in Austria , i done 10 miles in 3 hours times , when traffic was clearing up and tried to increase the speed - no power - lots of white smoke from tailpipe , engine check light and oil check light on dashboard come up , first service area pull off . ( COOLANT CHECK - GOOD , OIL CHECK - EMPTY ).
4.Getting to the destination 1200 miles(2000km) driving only up to 65mile/hour and topping up oil level every 200 miles .
5.Found a decent garage and after reading 100 posts with the same problem on forums i decided to change the CCV . So far so good ...
6. Coming back from Holiday max speed 80mph-130km/h no more problems until after 1000 miles drive CHECK OIL LIGHT ON DASHBOARD - oil was low level but no smoke anymore from tailpipe - topped up and continued driving
7.When getting close to home , at the traffic lights same WHITE SMOKE shows up again - Oil level check - level between low and max .

Please advise me what can i do now , i didn't drove the car since 3 weeks ago .
What else can cause this withe smoke ?
Thank you , any advice will be very appreciated .
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