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My 10 year old 3 series bmw is omitting black smoke from exhaust

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My 10 year old 3 series bmw is omitting black smoke from exhaust intermittently - I have been told it is oil leak and will cost abou £1,100! Does this sound right and therefore I should get rid of my car?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Robert replied 2 years ago.

Hi..there..

What engine does it have exactly?

Last 7 digits of your VIN number?

Have you noticed any decrease in oil level or the need to top up or any external leaks from under the car?

What did the garage say it was in regards ***** ***** leak or the cause? with regards ***** ***** quote you got..?

What mileage does it have?