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BMW 325xi: ,i drive a 2004 bmw 32xi. i accidentally put washer

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hi,i drive a 2004 bmw 32xi. i accidentally put washer fluid in my antifreeze tank, it was probably 8 ounces and i put alot more antifreeze on top of that. will any harm be done. my car has been running funny. when i start it up for the day, there is smoke coming from the exhaust pipe. when i go to press the gas my car vibrates a bit like it will cut off.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Brandon - BMW tech.8 oz of washer fluid won't cause any damage to the coolant system.
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
Is the check engine light ON?
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
What color is the smoke?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No check engine light. It was grey smoke,

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
Is the grey smoke heavy or light?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Light smoke, its cloudy then instantly clears up, moving upward then vanishes

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
Ok, it is normal. Nothing to worry about.
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
The vibration - Does the RPM needle stay at 750 RPM during idle?
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
Or does it surge?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

i haven't noticed the RPM needle

Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
You need to put some techron fuel injection cleaner in the car.
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.
Also replace the air filter

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