Bought a 2002 318 2.0 petrol yesterday nice car checked it over and seemed good car average age related marks ect.
Everything seemed fine drove home and then to work and back 9 mile trips a few times. Went to take the car out tonight and there was a big leak under car think its coolant smells sweet and looks wet rather than dark like oil.
Popped the bonnet to find when I had it running the engine got quite hit quite quick yet temp gauge was reading normal in the centre. There was smoke coming from left hand side of engine drivers side and I could smell a burning rubber smell. There has been oil leaking what seems like from around the oil filler cap.
There is gold fillings or glitter around the coolant cap and had to top up with water as was low.
There is also some smoke coming from exhaust so I'm very worried now and gutted the car was not like this yesterday but surely this is not a coincidence.
The bloke I bought it from said he had changed the rocket covet gasket recently and it says in service book it was done 20000 miles ago on a service
Is the head gasket blown as there was a hint of cream on dipstick but not on oil filler cap.