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Clouds of smoke

I drive a BMW 320d 2002 and had a new turbo fitting in october last year. the car drive really nice and has plenty of power there the problem is when i put my foot down to over take i get a cloud of smoke (Grey) out of the exhuast.

Also does anybody know where i can get a haynes manual for this car i cant find one anywhere ?

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  • buggy492 Mar 27, 2009

    i had the same problem in jan 09, i got my turbo replaced but im still getting smoke, after using 2 cans of stop leak the problem is still there, when the turbo was getting changed i notice that the intercooler was covered in old oil inside, i have been told by a mechanic to flush the intercooler and return pipe with petrol to clear it, hopefully this will stop the problem.

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Hi All.

I am a BMW technician and i see this problem daily. There is a filter on the top of your rockercover. it is called an oil separater or a breather filter. you can only get the filter at a BMW garage so if you go to stores and ask them for this filter they will know what you are talking about if you tell them you are after having your turbo replaced. Fit this filter and you will notice the smoke will get better if it does not go away completely you might wait another 3-4 weeks and replace it again. hope this helps.

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Shaun

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I'd say you might need to have the rings and valves checked, you can us an additive like STP to help seal the rings. Go to E-Bay and type in 2000BMW 3 Series Manual, I;m sure you will find some there.

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