2006 BMW WHITE SMOKE FROM BMW DIESEL

  • Tiny
  • Mitcheledward
  • 2006 BMW

Smells problem
2006 Other BMW Models 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive 92000 miles

Hi. I have just bought a BMW 530d Sport, as seen, from an auction and after driving the car for 10 minutes from cold, heavy white clouds are emitted from the exhaust which smell terribly: I cannot identify the smell. The car sounds and drives normally and after a few minutes the white clouds and their smell disappear. I would be very interested in any technical ideas you may have. Thanks.

Monday, April 26th, 2010 AT 3:53 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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Diesel engines that emit white smoke are experiencing incomplete combustion, watch any of them during a cold start and they will all do the same thing, white stinky smoke. If it is sweet smelling or does not quit after warm-up, then you can go to the next diagnostic level.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 AT 10:09 AM
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  • Mitcheledward
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Thanks for your help Dr Hagerty.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 AT 12:08 PM

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