2002 BMW 745 SMOKE

  • Tiny
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  • 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.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 11:31 AM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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How much smoke? Is the smoke excessive? Is it smelly?

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 7:12 PM
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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.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 7:08 AM
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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?

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 10:48 AM
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No. The replacement has not been done. How do I get info about the recall.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 11:00 AM
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Call the dealer.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 AT 11:13 AM

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