Question about 2003 BMW 325

1 Answer

I have a 2003 bmw x5 4.1...I noticed that I have white smoke coming from the tailpike. The car wasn't running hot ?

Posted by on

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Coolant level down at all? What about oil usage?

×

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
  • 850 Answers

Sounds like its water vapour!
could be a head gasket starting to fail or the head is warping!

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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

BMW 745li has 200,000 miles runs smooth but...


White smoke usually means water is getting in the piston area. Could be head gasket gone.

Apr 01, 2015 | 2004 BMW 745Li

1 Answer

BMW X5 2009 the cooling system have decreased water one liter every 10 days, no leaks, temperatures normal ,cooling pumpe good


did you have the cooling system pressure tested? Check the exhaust while it's running see if you notice any white smoke coming out and if so does it smell like oat meal? If there is and it does smell like oat meal you have a blown head gasket good luck

Feb 02, 2015 | 2009 BMW X5 3.0si

1 Answer

Why is there alot of white smoke coming from my exhaust


Head Gasket Failure or some reason to
dump coolant when hot, out the exhaust

Aug 23, 2014 | 2006 BMW 730d

2 Answers

Black smoke from tailpipe of BMW 320D


I'd get a compression check done...

Apr 09, 2017 | 2003 BMW - 3 Series

1 Answer

Overheating still has coolant, white part blew out of the tailpipe, made a banging noise then starting smoking. Overheating with all fluid high. Told there was a front seal oil leak but not bad. Lost 2...


  • White smoke out out the tail pipe means you might have just blown your head gasket. White smoke is water (antifreeze) burning with the oil.



  • If you have any comments please feel free to leave them here.
  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


Regards, Tony

Oct 09, 2011 | 1992 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

White smoke occasionally coming out of my Altima tail pipes.


If there is no loss of Coolant, which is a sign of Head gasket failure to the combustion area, which generates white smoke, I would recommend after 4000 miles of your mileage alone, a complete Service of Engine Oil and filter, AIR filter and Fuel filter.
An inexpensive way to find a recurring combustion problem, At 60k miles, the Spark plugs should still be good, but pull them anyway, just to confirm.
Regards,DT

May 10, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

BMW 1995 318i - Car Running Hot


There is a blockage or leak in your cooling system. That may come in a few different forms:
Incorrectly installed thermostat
Water pump not functioning - you may see water dripping from the pump or a stain from the hole under the water pump.
Severely coroded hoses/coolant passages - if the fluid is brown and the inside of the radiator rusty
External leak - you would see fluid on the ground Internal leak - you would see steam/white smoke from the tail pipe or water in the oil (may look like chocolate milk or not), if the oil level is extremely high this would be a good indication
heater core bypassed

Jan 06, 2010 | 2003 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

Bmw 316i automatic 1996. have had head skimmed white smoke coming from exhust the top pipe from raditor is hot but hard the bottom pipe is cold. the oil in head is a caramel cream colour. have put a new...


You have a bad head gasket. You are leaking coolant into the engine block through the cylinders. This is why you have white smoke, and the extra coolant that doesnt get burned off is going into your oil.

Oct 16, 2009 | 1996 BMW 318

1 Answer

My bmw x5 3d relising so much smoke from exust


Just had my car in the garage with horrendous white smoke coming from the exhaust. The problem with mine was a blocked crankcase breather. When blocked oil is passed into the exhaust system apparently.
Problem solved by the mechanic and half a day in the garage with the engine running to burn off the excess oil in the exhaust and the problem was solved. Had gentle ride out to the coast yesterday approx 1.5 hrs each way and the smoke has gone.
Good result for £160.00. I dread to think what the dealer would have charged.

Sep 19, 2009 | 2003 BMW 5 Series

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 BMW 325 Logo

Related Topics:

165 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...