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WHITE SMOKE

1997 BMW 118d • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 199,000 miles

Enter your question. My car is blowing white smoke and overheating still after radiator and thermostat changed. Bmw 528e 1997
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Blacktra
February 11, 2011.



The radiator may have been your original problem but the subsequent overheating it caused has likely led to a blown head gasket. You need to have chemical tests done to confirm that.

Wrenchtech
Feb 11, 2011.
1997 would have it be a 528i. It is likely a failed cylinder head casting, when overheated they crack, I have a source for a replacement cylinder head complete.

Dr. Hagerty
Feb 11, 2011.