Here with another problem yet again..
This morning I went to reverse the car out of the drive way and it just wouldnt fire. It would tick once or twice but wont actually start up. As the car would tick the headlights would also flash rapidly.
I assumed it was either my starter motor or my battery.
So I tried jumpstarting it and it didnt work, then put the Mini Cooper's battery back in (BMW one which I assume has never been replaced) and it finally started when I turned the ignition (after about 15-20 times).
Then after a few seconds, a huge continuous white cloud of smoke blew out of my exhaust for a good 5-10 minutes... :\
Now I have vague idea's of what could cause both problems.. but they don't link.
I'm assuming that each time I tried starting the car and it would just tick, oil would spurt up onto the spark plugs, and the white smoke was just the burning of a large collection of built up oil.
However thats just a guess, and would love to get some of your insight onto this.
And also I have no idea why it didn't start up the first dozen times..?
We took it for a spin after the smoke had cleared off and it seemed fine.
I checked the oil for coolant, and the coolant for oil, so I don't believe my head gasket blew on me either.
Please if some of you guys who may know the problem could get back to me, that would be much appreciated.