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I have a 2002 BMW 318i...she blows a bit of blue smoke when

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I have a 2002 BMW 318i...she blows a bit of blue smoke when in traffic or ticking over...is this serious...also, how much oil does the engine hold?
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Kevin
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
what is the last 7 digits of the vin of the vehicle?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What and where is the vin of the vehicle..?
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
It is in the lower corner of the windscreen and it is on any associated paper work such as ownership registration insurance bill of sale, etc, etc
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
FZ91380
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

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this may or may not be serious. the common causes of oil burned would be a failed crankcase ventilation system, leaky valve seals or internal engine wear. If the issue is seals or wear, isn't really worth fixing on a vehicle this old so you should just live with it. It is not the catalytic converter so whoever told you that is not very familiar with this car. Oil change capacity is 4.25L

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