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Hi guys,

I have a 2013 F30 320i which I had software installed about 2 years ago. The mileage is 80000. Recently I noticed when I floor the car there is a big puff of black smoke.
Should i be concerned as my Motorplan ends in December as was planning on keeping the car out of Motorplan.

Please advise?

Many thanks
Fred
Black smoke.. from a petrol.. Over fueling? What software are you running...
Was tuned by the late OB from Chiplogic.
How aggressive is the tune? Any other mods? Is the black smoke coming from the back of the exhaust or up front (and appearing to come out the back)?

I don't want to freak you out but in my experience your worst case might be worn piston rings (specifically because you stated it was under acceleration). These turbo cars are great for tunes but the tunes are harsh on the internals, specifically around the time/mileage frame you mentioned.

Good luck... hopefully it's something minor/simple to fix.
The tune was to get it to 328 power so from 135kw to 180kw.
Was fairly aggressive.
Sounds hectic.
Flash it to stock & dealer it.
(10-01-2017 09:44 PM)Twinz@TheFanatics Wrote: [ -> ]Sounds hectic.
Flash it to stock & dealer it.

+1

Showing up with the tune might cause you a lot of heartburn.
(10-01-2017 07:39 PM)cOlDFuSiOn Wrote: [ -> ]Black smoke.. from a petrol.. Over fueling?

Definitely over fuelling.
If it where a bluish white smoke it was oil burning
Check the boost pressure. ..airflow and oxygen censors etc
Basically you're air feul mixture is all wrong
A puff of black smoke is normally over fueling. Why your vehicle is suddenly running rich is a concern. I would start with the sensors.

Just my 2 cents...
Flash to stock and take to dealer
Has the consumption changed at all? How far away from the next service is it? How long since it was last serviced?
(11-01-2017 02:44 PM)sash Wrote: [ -> ]Has the consumption changed at all? How far away from the next service is it? How long since it was last serviced?

Consumption been 8 in traffic driving & long distance 6.8.
So I can not notice a significant difference in consumption.
Car had a service about 5000 km ago.
That's sounds normal.

Maybe try flashing it to standard & see if the smoking stops.
Hi Guys,

So I had the car flashed backed to standard last week.
Have not noticed any black smoke when accelarating.
What i have noticed, is some white/blue smoke only in the mornings when I start her up for about 1 minute. Hope thats not a big problem.

Please comment?


thanks,
Fred
(31-01-2017 10:03 AM)Freddy G Wrote: [ -> ]Hi Guys,

So I had the car flashed backed to standard last week.
Have not noticed any black smoke when accelarating.
What i have noticed, is some white/blue smoke only in the mornings when I start her up for about 1 minute. Hope thats not a big problem.

Please comment?


thanks,
Fred

Nella11 mentioned a few posts up that Blue/white smoke means that oil is burning. The car shouldn't be burning oil. While its under motor plan just get it checked out. I can't comment on the seriousness of the issue though.
I had my car tuned by the late OB as well, tune was quite aggresive and the car was totally stock and only had the tune put on so no DP or exhaust etc at that time. (mine was the E90 320d)

when i should floor the car, i would not be able to see the cars behind me for a bit lol. i broke 2 gears on the geabox afterwards.

best is, take it dealer after driving it for a while to rake up some diagnostic on the car.

good luck
You have MP bud, take it in.
Hi Buddy, common issue on these cars, BMW needs to check and change the inlet pipe and gasket on turbo. Happens on the F30 320i and 328I's... Hoping this is the same for you....
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