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2002 525I Just after recent oil change I was sitting at a stop light, Light changed I gave the car gas and a big puff of white/blue smoke came out. It has done this ever since. The car has has 97,000 mi, and has been well taken care of.The smoke is not consistant. I have had the car checked by a Local Mechanic (since there are no BMW dealers near me) and they could find nothing wrong.

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I had a similar problem with my 2003 325iT w/59K miles last week, right after an oil change. It did it more often when starting the car, and once or twice when accelerating. Then it stopped smoking and hasn't in several days. My mechanic neighbor suggested that it may have been too much oil, that has corrected itself by burning off. I hope he's right. I figure the smoke stopping is either a good thing or a really bad thing. No engine warning lights or anything, so I guess all is well.

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