Mechanics

SMOKE

2002 BMW 745

Engine Cooling problem
2002 BMW 745 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 94000 miles

Sometimes when I'm sitting in traffic with the car idled, smoke comes from the exhaust.
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Delphyl
September 1, 2010.




How much smoke? Is the smoke excessive? Is it smelly?
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Dr. Hagerty
Sep 1, 2010.
It get more excessive the longer I sit in traffic, but clears immediately once I get on the open road. I've noticed no smell and it doesn't happen each time.

Tiny
Delphyl
Sep 2, 2010.
Smoke from the exhaust could indicate several things and I would need to view the entire history of the car to render a meaningful response. It might be the crankcase vent valves require replacement, there is a bulletin on your car for their replacement, has this been completed?

Dr. Hagerty
Sep 2, 2010.
No. The replacement has not been done. How do I get info about the recall.

Tiny
Delphyl
Sep 2, 2010.
Call the dealer.

Dr. Hagerty
Sep 2, 2010.

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