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      04-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Coolant fluid

On my 335i, I checked my coolant level, and the red bobbling stick just came to the surface, it was not raised higher than the cap of the coolant container. I have no had any warning lights come on, but should I add coolant or is it fine?

Basically the red stick that bobbles up and down in the coolant container is right at the edge of the surface. I saw a video saying if the coolant was completely full, the red stick would bobble up past the surface.
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      04-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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You only need to add about a cup more of coolant to make the stick "bob" above the top of the reservior. Just poor a little (water, coolant or mixture) in and go about your way.
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If it is just a cup low should I even add anything?
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I usually do especially considering that summer is almost upon us.
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do I just add it to the same container with the red bobbling needle? What type of coolant does it take?
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      04-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #6
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Yes add it there. Buy the blue coolant from the dealership.
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