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Old 26-04-2007, 08:36 AM   #1
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Diesel engine problem - help!

I know its not boats, but it is engines and I am really looking for some advise..

Have a major problem with my 330d BMW (5 years old)
After 15 mins driving in traffic 20-40mph, the engine raced briefly, followed by puff of white smoke and then it died.

Over 12 hours a lot of fluid coming out of the bottom of the car, untill it was taken to the garage...

The BMW garage at £100 a hours :-( cant find any problem with the head gasket and have taken off the cylinder head and pressure checked for cracks.

I am speaking to them tomorrow and really wanted to have some technical advise on what to ask etc...
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Old 26-04-2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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I know its not boats, but it is engines and I am really looking for some advise..

Have a major problem with my 330d BMW (5 years old)
After 15 mins driving in traffic 20-40mph, the engine raced briefly, followed by puff of white smoke and then it died.

Over 12 hours a lot of fluid coming out of the bottom of the car, untill it was taken to the garage...

The BMW garage at £100 a hours :-( cant find any problem with the head gasket and have taken off the cylinder head and pressure checked for cracks.

I am speaking to them tomorrow and really wanted to have some technical advise on what to ask etc...
That fluid coming out of the bottom woodent be diesel by any chance
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Old 26-04-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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BMW garage cant determine what it is, some sort of mix with a detergent!! not the same as coolant they would put in!! very confussing, maybe bad diesel??
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