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Old 02-19-2018, 08:50 PM   #1
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i recently bought a 2003 bmw 330xi turbo with 172xxxkm. the first week it drove fine it would stall coming to a complete stop at times. but now is throwing white smoke out the exhaust when i accelerate it burns it and the white smoke turns a bit blueish. i let the car sit for a day, the next day i go to start it, it spit this grey oily liquid out of the exhaust. my air to fuel ratio gauge is not even reading anymore during the first week i talked about it wouldnt read a constant reading. the car doesnt over heat.
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Sounds like a blown turbo seal to me. Same thing happened on my old Supra Turbo at one point.

What's the oil consumption like? Details about turbo setup?
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:38 PM   #3
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im new to this forum, how can i upload a photo? i can show you my engine bay
i havent driven it as i dont wanna cause any damage to the engine.

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im new to this forum, how can i upload a photo? i can show you my engine bay
Take the pic, upload to imgbb.com and copy paste the share url
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:57 AM   #6
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Same thing happened to my 2004 Volvo XC90 T6. It blew one of its turbos and spit out thick clouds of smoke out the exhaust that you could not see anything behind me. It also happened on my non-turbo 2002 325i. However, that was because the CCV got clogged and needed to be replaced. When the CCV gets clogged, it will suck oil from the hose that is directly connected to the dipstick. I suggest trying to remove that hose and see if the smoke stops. It will take a while to burn off the oil already in the cylinders. To check the turbo, I suggest removing the charge pipe directly after the turbo and starting the engine to see if oil spews out of it. My Volvo spewed out a lot of oil and I had to keep giving it gas so that it would not shut off with one of the charge pipes removed as it was running lean.
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