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  1. e46 318ci engine oil mixing with coolant issue advice please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I need some advice, my bmw 2003 convertible manual 318ci has been sat for over a year since it started mixing the engine oil into the coolant and smoking from the exhaust, yet there isnt any over heating on the temp gauge and also the engine oil is clear with no mayo etc. Ive had it...
  2. 2009 x5 3.0d coolant temperare

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    So checked temperature through hidden menu and was really cool. Changed thermostat and perfect getting up to temperature and holding. But today I noticed in heavy traffic it crept up to 97oc Is this ok? I was bit worried. What temperature is ok and when should the fans kick in? Cheers
  3. Black Coolant causes?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm trying to sell my BMW 320d MSport 2008 (160k miles) and have had a couple of people come by on separate days and both dipped their finger into the coolant and seemed shocked to see it black and immediately said the head gasket has gone. I had a feel and there's possibly an oily feel to the...
  4. Water coolant additives

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi Do any of you use or heard of any additives that can increase the boiling point of the coolant to reduce the pressure on the system or do you have to replace all the coolant altogether to get the effect? Thanks in advance.
  5. Must you always bleed the coolant?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Had to fill up the expansion tank last Thursday as was bone dry, curious as the coolant light came on and I thought it was broke, anyway must we always bleed it or is filling it good enough?
  6. coolant pipe to block flange, can't cure leake

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    330D M57, some time ago I found the coolant flange (the one under the inlet manifold) had cracked and was leaking. I replaced the flange with a new one, and fitted it dry relying on the new rubber seal, although mating face had some corrosion. After a few weeks I found it was leaking. So I...
  7. Coolant Temp Sensor Wiring colour codes

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I hope somebody can help, car is a 2003 E46 330i. I have had to replace the starter motor. (nightmare!) during the removal of the inlet manifold I managed to accidentally pull the wires out of the coolant temperature sensor connector. I've managed to salvage the connector and remove both...
  8. E46 318 coolant leak dripping on guibo

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello, Well after selling my E46 (330D) for an X5 (to tow) I realised how much I missed the former, so I've got my hands on another one, this time an 1999 E46 318. Over the weekend I've had a couple of coolant issues, which I'm struggling to cure. The first was the adapter that sits at the...
  9. e90 320d N47 coolant leak

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have a coolant leak on my e90 320d n47 apparently coming from the coolant flange on head. It is very hard to see. 12 Connector 1 11127810707 13 Profile-gasket 1 11127810712 Interesting the coolant flange is available locally, so I am assuming it is not an uncommon problem. Is it possible...
  10. 2008 e60 535d - High Cooland Presure - coolant overflow

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, im experiencing some very high pressure on my coolant system, and coolant overflows at expantion tank cap . Temperatures dosent go above 90 . If i drive it below 2000 RPM seems ok, i can drive it long distances . and no pressure, the hoses are not hard, but once i push the card for hard...
  11. 645ci - Low Coolant Warning

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    So, when the car begins to warm up, after some 5 minutes or so of driving, that warning appears on my dashboard. Annoyingly I had it when I bought the car and the dealer replaced the expansion tank. It vanished for a while, then returned, so I had the sensor replaced. Issue persisted so I had...
  12. 330d N57 Coolant

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'll be draining and refilling the coolant shortly but want to check opinions on anti-freeze etc. I've had conflicting advice... 1) BMW dealer says buy our 1.5 litre concentrate, pour it in and top up with water. 2) 50/50 BMW long life coolant and water 3) Haynes says buy some anti-freeze and...
  13. Engine Coolant Temperature

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I need help, my car 320d e90 does not warm up to optimal operating temperature at 90. It only goes upto 70 unless you rev it when stationery. I have replaced both thermostats but still not sorted. Help appreciated.
  14. E46 2004 318ti coolant leak

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Everybody looking for abit of advice,have a minor coolant leak from the plastic cover on the rear of the cylinder head under the vacuum pump,assume the profile gasket has gone hard or the cover has cracked or both.Is it best to remove the vac pump for access ? has anybody tackled...
  15. Coolant loss

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    2007 E90 , 320 petrol auto, keeps loosing coolant. There is no visible leaks/damp patches, even when pressure tested. No smoking exhaust or coolant in the oil so not the head gasket. No oil in the coolant. Please can anyone give me some ideas as to the cause. Thanks.
  16. Low coolant light comes on after I switch off motor

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi there BMW lovers I have a BMW E60 I have just noticed that my low coolant light comes on after I switch off motor and will stay on for roughly 20 seconds is that normal Sent from my SM-G925I using Tapatalk
  17. 2004 e46 318i (coolant)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    There's a lot of talks regarding coolant colour on BMW apparently we are supposed to use blue coloured antifreeze. On halfords website I typed in my registration number and Xstream G48 Antifreeze & Coolant ready mixed was recommended which is green colour coolant. I have resently flashed my...
  18. Top Radiator pipe keeps bursting off and losing coolant

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi guys, having a nightmare with my 645ci. The thick top pipe that feeds the rad, keeps blowing off and spraying all my coolant over the place. I put 5l of new coolant in the other day, a new jubile clip to hold the pipe on, and took it for a 10 minute drive. Needless to say that the fastest...
  19. N42 - Coolant Thermostat Question

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, Should the hose leading to the Radiator be cold until the temperature needle gets to the midway point on the dial. My car can take over 20 mins for the needle to reach the normal midway point so I'm beginning to wonder if the thermostat is stuck open. I checked the top hose to the...
  20. 318i N42 - do I need to drain the coolant?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I need to change this backplate on the head as it's leaking coolant: Cylinder Head Attached Parts | BMW 3' E46 318i N42 Europe Do I need to drain the coolant as well? I've seen a couple of video where it's not necessary but the garage thinks it is. Since it was replaced last month, I'd rather...
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