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Smell of oil and lack of power

Hi guys

The other day I was racing a BMW and hit my rev limiter in 2nd........after that I noticed a lack of power when I put my foot down and there is constantly a smell of oil.

I've not had time to take her as I a little worried they will tell me it's terminal.

Any ideas??

Have i popped a cylinder?? Or maybe an oil pipe??

Not really mechanically minded so can't reason out what it may be.

I'm planning on taking her in next week but thought I would get a heads-up before I went.

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Sounds like the head gasket to me. I did the same thing to old 3 series and got the same problem, also, it overheated. Saying that, a beamer should redline without problem in all gears, just unlucky i think.

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