URGENT - please help - white smoke on just-purchased ML270

danielsdevelopments

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My wife just - as in literally an hour ago - bought a 2002 ml270i with full service history, 84,000 miles. Driving the new car home, apparently there was a lot of white smoke coming from it having driven for about half an hour or so. She's now stopped by the side of the road waiting for the AA man.

The seller says he'll take the car back right now and refund the money - but only right now. Bearing in mind she LOVES the car, does she just take it back or is there a chance it could be something innocuous?
 
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thejohn

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over filled with oil maybe
 

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Take the money.
It could be a number of things.
Take an expert with you and go back for it with the money in your pocket if you like it still.
 

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I would say take the money. Was it a private buy? If so, thats a rarity them offering to take it back.

As above, could be anything expensive.
 

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Take the money. White smoke could be a number of causes, most of them very very expensive. ie holed piston.
 

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White smoke is unburned fuel, basicaly vapourised diesel which did not ignite.
 

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He didn't hang around for even the first response to his post...why do people do that?

What if I went to a garage shouted my problem through the door and ran off before they could answer.
 

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Perhaps he rushed off to sort it out. I can imagine it was a bit traumatic, wife has picked up car and broken down on the way home :(
 

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