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2008 bmw 120d oil burning issue. on startup i have a cloud

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2008 bmw 120d oil burning issue.
on startup i have a cloud of blue strong smelling smoke that takes around 5 mins to clear this is begining to take a little longer to clear as the wks go by. do i need to have my valve stem seals and pcv valve replaced and how big a job would this be
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
full service history and oil level just on touching max on dip stick
Whah is the vin of the car?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Please find vin number of my car
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with the symptoms you describe the issue is almost certainly the valve stem seals
this is a large job. About 17-18 hours labour.
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for the swift reply. i have the dodgy n47d20o0 engine with the timing chain issue as the valve stem seals are such a large job would it make sense to have the chain checked as its a possible quality recall model
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