my recently purchased 2007 320d se tourer runs fine. but in the morning, on first start-up, their is an initial miss fire,smoke and a clunking sound. this lasts for only a few seconds,


Asked by jodies Feb 24, 2013 at 04:30 PM about the 2007 BMW 3 Series 320d

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


Perhaps a injector is leaking. Maybe coolant leaking into a cylinder over night.

Lars Cats

Get a code scanner to make sure, but my money is on a failing glow plug. This won't cause a EML to light up but wil cause the symptoms you describe. Initially one or more of the cylinders won't fire correctly until it gets hot enough to ignite the mixture in it, which will causes the smoke and misfire.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search BMW 3 Series Questions

BMW 3 Series Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,680
#2 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 960
#3 Matt Mankinen
Matt Mankinen
Reputation 810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Acura TL"
227 Great Deals out of 6,231 listings starting at $2,500
Used Audi A4"
268 Great Deals out of 11,082 listings starting at $1,795
Used Infiniti G35"
131 Great Deals out of 3,401 listings starting at $2,998

Used Cars For Sale

2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 10,943 listings starting at $28,997
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
101 Great Deals out of 2,657 listings starting at $24,950
2013 BMW 3 Series For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 1,364 listings starting at $21,979
2012 BMW 3 Series For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 2,238 listings starting at $18,943
2011 BMW 3 Series For Sale
317 Great Deals out of 5,110 listings starting at $12,990