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Old 03-09-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Leaking some sort of fluid after storm



okay, started my car today to move in order to shovel driveways, and when i moved the car there was greenish/yellowish fluid drops in the snow. This is from a 95 m3 and is the first time it has happened. However when i moved the car again to put back in the driveway, there was nothing. What could this be? cause by the cold?

aarhhh..... i guess rocco from rmp is going to see me bright and early monday morning.

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Old 03-09-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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sounds like coolant... are you running the recommended BMW blue coolant, or something else that's green? Ice or snow may have ripped/pierced/pulled loose the lower coolant line. ...or the rad has been damaged by ice/debris on the road...
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:36 PM   #3
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sounds like coolant... are you running the recommended BMW blue coolant, or something else that's green? Ice or snow may have ripped/pierced/pulled loose the lower coolant line. ...or the rad has been damaged by ice/debris on the road...
When I drained the coolant (most of it) and put in blue bmw coolant, it's still green now
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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realistically its either the coolant or your windshield washer fluid.
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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well i checked underneath the car now when it was off and its fine, no leak, but it seems to leak when i turn it on
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:21 PM   #6
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you're leaking coolant

i hope you weren't running to "lean" of a mixture of water and coolant, too much water + subzero temperatures = cracked rad.

turn the car on, let it warm up (coolant pressurizes) and try to see where its leaking coolant from.
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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well i hope the mixture is alright. well bimmersport did do my radiator flush so im sur ethey must have done a proper job.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:52 AM   #8
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well went to rmp and found out it was just a loosened rad hose, thanks for the help guys
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:42 PM   #9
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When I drained the coolant (most of it) and put in blue bmw coolant, it's still green now
thats prolly cuz you only got about 2/3 of the coolant out, mixed the blue with the green which then is still green but bluer
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