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2000 528i bmw

Went had oil changed on my bmw has 61000 miles on my car. drove 23 miles after my service no warning signals or lights came on in my car.car starting smoking out the hood stopped immediately in road open hood an there wasoil coming out of my radiator the pressure blew a hole in the radiator no one yet has been able to tell me what happened for sure yet.whats the odds of a perfectly normal car with no problems going an blowing a engine 23 miles later. could someone please help or tell me where to tell the technician to start looking first because my hoses heater core r all contaminated with oil that has mixed that makes it look like pudding

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Wow sorry to hear that it sounds like the head gskt blew but im scratching my head on that one because that is not very comon for the engine in that car, But i would say head gskt since the oil pressure in the car runs way higher than the pressure in the cooling system so thats why it would have blown a hole in the radiator, and mixed in with the coolant, i would not say that the place that changed your oil is at fault they could not have caused that to happen

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Sounds like a head gasket but with only 61,000, is rather odd. Has the car ever been overheated? I would have thought that the oil changed 23 miles before may have shown some signs of water or oil in water. You may want to find out if installing the oil filter wrong could cause excessive oil pressure.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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