• Tiny
  • snixon02
  • 2005 BMW X3

Engine Performance problem
2005 BMW X3 6 cyl Automatic 71,000 miles

My car has recently started releasing white smoke when I start it up. I got an oil change about a month ago, and have already had to put in 2 quarts of oil in. My passenger side exhaust pipe is clean, but the drivers side is coated black. It also shakes and jiggles when in park. I would just like some ideas of what it could be, before I take it in.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 12:45 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
  • Expert
  • 9,716 posts

And the check engine is on too? The possibility exists of a cracked head or pulled out cylinder head bolts. It seems to be a common failure since Mercury is in retrograde, and will be until the 12th of September. I have 3 cylinder head repairs to do on the same motors this week.

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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 8:48 AM

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