Firstly I got to apologise, this is quite a long thread. But if anybody can offer some advice I would be very grateful. I am in my beloved month 6 now of owning a BMW, but something maybe terrible, maybe not has happened.... The other week I had to race home from work to see if my daughter was okay as she had bumped her head quite hard at nursery. Luckily she was okay. That is the main thing... Only thing is though while racing home I did thrash my Beemer rather harder than what I normally would of done. (I was trying to get home quick). I accelerated very hard in first and second gear but my Beemer caught me out and flew up to high revs much faster than I was expecting taking my Beemer just 200 revs shy of the red line.
Okay, you are saying whats wrong with that, well my Beemer flew trough the gears very fast, but as I then slammed her into 3rd I suddenly noticed a slight oil vapour smell enter my cabin!!
Seconds later I was slowing down anyway to come off this main road into my junction and the oil vapour smell seem to pass..
Until this morning (1 week later). I was just driving my Beemer quite civilised and not hard at all, I do drive my BMW gently most of the time anyway, only occasional driving it fairly hard. (Aren’t BMW's supposed to be driven a bit hard sometimes?)
Anyway, I turned on my heating to let some warm air in through the air vents, as I approached some slow moving traffic. Everything was fine for about ten minutes until I could suddenly detect a very faint, but oil vapour smell entering my cabin again..
O know!!! It is so faint, I even wondered if I was imagining it, but it definitely was there very slightly. I am worried now, Have a ruined my engine driving my Beemer rather hard last week or is it just something which may just pass in a week or two... My Beemer is only a 320, it is low mileage 77,000 miles, but it is 1992. However apart from this new tiny, very occasional oil vapour smell in mint condition throughout.
I must add that I have only smelt this new very faint oil vapour smell twice in the last 200 miles I have driven. Am I being an idiot and a perfectionist or am I right to be a bit worried? If anybody has experienced this or may know what this is likely to be I would be grateful to hear from. Otherwise it looks like I may need to get saving some large amounts of cash and then do the dreaded thing and book my Beemer into my local BMW Specialist... Going by how much my last service cost I am fearful