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My 2004 bmw 318i is burning engine oil with no visible white smoke from the exhaust or engine leaks. what could be the problem

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Burning oil would result in blue smoke from the tailpipe

HOWEVER, small leaks do not always show visual signs at the the tailpipe

additionally, most manufactures, including this one, state that burning a quart or two every 3,000 miles is "normal"

while I do not agree with this, short of an engine overhaul there are limited options


BTW.... the last time a 318i was offered in the US was 1998... can you confirm your year/make and model so that I can research any TSB's from BMW?

Sean

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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    Mark O'Neill Nov 18, 2012

    Your crank case breather is blocked mate.

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