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BMW 528I smokes on start up

97 528i, smokes when startup and when idling. Spark plugs show no signs of oil. Can anyone give me and idea.


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  • connatemktg Feb 22, 2009

    Thanks, that was my thoughts, therefore a valve job and adjustment may be the solution, what do you think? Any idea on cost?



  • connatemktg Feb 22, 2009

    Thanks, that was my thoughts, therefore a valve job and adjustment may be the solution, what do you think? Any idea on cost?



  • connatemktg Feb 22, 2009

    Thanks, that was my thoughts, therefore a valve job and adjustment may be the solution, what do you think? Any idea on cost?



  • David Melrose May 11, 2010

    for a 12 year old car, it could be worn intake valve guide seals. Oil seeps past the seals after engine shut down and burns off after start. During high vacuum conditions--like idle--the oil is also being pulled past the seals as well. The oil is being burned off during normal running and so you don't see it on the spark plugs.

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Telemachas is totally correct with this type of car,also when pulling one of these engines apart i also found a lot of wear on the piston ring groves ,although rings were good the pistons themselves needed renewing .This would cause oil to be pumped into combustion chambers on initial start up.Problem was the cost of parts was more than the car was worth so customer bought another car as this one had been inported from germany and was so rusty as well it was just a scrapper and worst of all it had no air con

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