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I have a 2005 bmw 545i, 117k ***** *****. She just started

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Hi.....I have a 2005 bmw 545i, 117k ***** *****. She just started blowing blue smoike out after getting warmed up.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: i was taking it in to get smogged, and there is too much blue smoke to pass. I had it running, and it was almost imppossible to get the oil cap off due to suction. Once I did, it started ruinning rough.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** you for the question. Can you tell me if the oil was changed recently? Is the check engine light coming on? Does it smoke more when you accelerate?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oil was changed two weeks ago. Level is good.
No lights on.
Lots I vacuum on the oil filler cap when the engine is running.
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

It may be an issue with the PCV system, or an internal engine failure. It is common for the engine to fail internally and cause this. Has the PCV breather and hoses been checked?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am taking it in tomorrow to have it looked at.
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.

Hopefully that is all that it is. That should only be a couple hundred dollars to repair. It would obviously be much better than an engine failure.