Question about 2009 BMW 318ti Compact

1 Answer

Dense smoke coming from exhaust when car is being driven

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 417 Answers

What color is the smoke? Could be a few things (most of which are very bad) the color will narrow it down a lot.

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi, I have a 2008 Ford fucas with 40,000 miles do not it much the other day I noticed white smoke from my exhaust with a little wet looking then it quit do i need to drive my down the freeway?


A little white/blue smoke at startup is usually an indication of valve seals leaking a little. If it's only at startup and goes away, it's not a big problem - keep an eye on the oil level in the crankcase (dipstick).

If it's dense white smoke, and continues for up to a minute or so (or longer), you may be getting coolant into the cylinders - head gasket or worse problems. If this is the case, you may want to have it checked for contamination of the coolant by exhaust products.

Sep 14, 2016 | 2008 Ford Focus

2 Answers

Why bmw x5 battery drain fan not working exhaust blowing out white smoke... what may be happening.


White smoke out of the exhaust indicates moisture (water) in the exhaust. If the car is not driven very far each day, some moisture will collect in the muffler and cause white smoke for a short while after starting. If the smoke is continual, however, you need to watch you coolant level as you may have a blown head gasket.

Jan 13, 2015 | BMW Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

What dose it mean when water and white smoke comes out the exhaust


Sound like coolant is leaking in side.I will go with head gasket fix.

Apr 12, 2013 | 1993 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

My Mazda 1997 626 is smoking when driven. Just had exhaust and transmisson work. Mechanics say it's fine


its time to look under the car yourself for a oil leak or even a plastic bag burning on the exhaust you have been checking the engine oil have you checked the transmission fluid level? the trans is on the drivers side i believe

Jul 11, 2012 | 1997 Mazda 626

1 Answer

Suddenly lose turbo power black smoke comes out exhaust


Turbo is bad, when you start seeing black exhaust turbo has gone out completely. Depending on how old the turbo is and how hard it is driven, how many miles and so forth.

May 26, 2011 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1998 Cadillac Catera can't tell if it is the engine oil cooler or a headgasket but oil is mixing with coolant and coolant and oil, what would be a sign if it is engine oil cooler


If you have a head gasket problem, you should see dense white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe if you have antifreeze (ethylene glycol) in the cooling system, especially right after starting the engine.

Apr 29, 2010 | 1997 Cadillac Catera

2 Answers

Car is smoking on start up, a lot of white smoke


If the engine is using oil then first remove the dipstick and run the engine, check to see if heavy smoke is coming out of the tube, this would indicate worn piston rings,if it is not so dense, yet you are using oil and it smokes bad from the exhaust, then its likely the valve seals are worn. either way, unless you have mechanical knowledge, tools etc , you need to take it to a mechanic for the engine repairs or live with the oil consumption. There are no quick fixes for engine wear.

Feb 25, 2010 | 2006 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

Terrible white smoke/fumes from exhaust


IMEDIATLY CONTACT WHOEVER DID THIS SERVICE, AS IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THEY DID NOT FILL CRANKCASE WITH PROPER QUANTITY OF OIL AND IT HAS CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO YOUR ENGINE

Oct 08, 2009 | 1992 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Blue smoke out of exhaust, replaced turbo, still smokes a lot when engine revs


have you driven it at least 100 miles since repair?, the oil residue builds up inside the exhaust and burns off very slowly from the previous failed turbo seal.

Aug 04, 2009 | 1994 Volvo 940

1 Answer

White smoke drivers side exhaust


Dense white smoke usually means coolant is getting into the cylinders -- usually a head gasket. You're fortunate if you have dual exhausts and are only getting the white smoke from driver's side. You know which head gasket to check/change. Unless the leak is minor, you can usually determine which cylinders are affected by doing a compression check.

Feb 27, 2009 | 1983 Jeep CJ7

Not finding what you are looking for?
2009 BMW 318ti Compact Logo

Related Topics:

30 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top BMW Experts

Frankie B

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

272 Answers

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

254 Answers

Are you a BMW Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...