White smoke from exhaust pipe

Tiny
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  • 1997 BMW 118D
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 199,000 MILES
My car is blowing white smoke and overheating still after radiator and thermostat changed. Bmw 528e 1997
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Friday, February 11th, 2011 AT 10:15 AM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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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.
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Friday, February 11th, 2011 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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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.
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Friday, February 11th, 2011 AT 2:37 PM

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