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328i won't start and gives oil and battery signs

My car gives out white smoke and lately it won't start and gives out battery and oil signs.

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Sounds like a blown head gasket with a possible cracked head since those are aluminum. my advice, if u want it, is to buy a used motor rather than replacing just the head due to the high cost of the head alone.ttyl

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Hi

Sounds like you are burning oil.

Possibly due to mechanically failure in the piston department ?

Check your oil and coolant levels.

Check the fan belt tension, jump start, and go from there.

I believe you need professional help.

Good Luck !

A FixYa rating would be appreciated Please !

John.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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