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I just bought a used BMW 320i 2005 yesterday and when I put

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I just bought a used BMW 320i 2005 yesterday and when I put the car in reverse u smell burnt rubber and a puff of white smoke comes out of exhaust and drips too
What could be the issue ?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 9 months ago.
Does it not happen in f?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No while running it's fine just in reverse the puff of white smoke comes but disappears quickly then u can smell either burnt oil or rubber from under the hood threw the vents also in the carEngine seems quite hot too my oil light came on before this happened so I topped it up light has went off but the smell, heat and slight smoke puff are still occurring when I put it in reverse , I only purchased this car yesterday !
Expert:  Steve replied 9 months ago.

so the smoke is from the tail pipe, but the smell is from under the hood?

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