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  1. 1997 318ti coolant leak ! 
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    Hi all,
    First post and unfortunately a Prob!!
    Help needed !Ive my 318ti few months now with no real probs but noticed heater wasnt as hot as normal over last week or so
    hot when driving and cooling on idle/low speed
    Only had been driving short commutes (15min) recently but on a longer run had a steam flyin when got back!! and blowing cold air on full hot heater dial setting
    Checked and filled expansion tank but again this dropped
    when the rubber hose on the right is squeezed there is water/coolant coming out at bottom of engine directly below this hose but not from it and only when squeezed
    Temp gauge stays in middle position / oil level correct/wasnt reving and normal 60-65 mph
    Can anyone advise where/what should be checking for the cause and what to do ?
    Car due for oil + filters change this week so would like to nail all in one go!!

    Any advice greatly appreciated
    Thanks

    Have read this forum many times and its top marks!
    This is my second BMW - had a M for mint 1995 318i before this one
    Pics to follow
    Last edited by Sandman1001; 20-11-2012 at 01:05. Reason: Wrong section
     
     

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    Hi all - yep its in introductions- do I delete and start again or is there a quick section change guide on here?
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    Think have found the prob - appears to be the waterpump oring has gave up on closer inspection - betcha this is gonna be a tester...
    Will take photos and post when get into this to help or warn of the issues involved
     
     

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