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Unread 03-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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Name: DEATH2000
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Rate My Car: 111 / 340
Your Ride: 1998 E36 328i sedan
If you get blue smoke on start-up, that means oil has leaked into the combustion chamber when the engine has been sitting idle. Possible cause is leaky valve stem seals, which ideally would be fixed by replacing them. That would involve removing the head. Im assuming you mean on the electrodes, which would be indicative of oil getting into the combustion chamber. Oil can get into the combustion chamber via worn piston rings or valve stem seals.


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