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      03-27-2010, 09:36 AM   #1
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low coolant!!! need your help. thanks

i got the low coolant message and need to add some, but don't know where the fricking reservoir is and dont know how much to add.

help anybody????

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      03-27-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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Make sure you read the manual, there's something about blinker oil that needs to be added when you open the cooling system.
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      03-27-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
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dude thanks a bunch





more less how much should i add???
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      03-27-2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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there is a float inside. read the instructions on the cap. don't overfill...
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there is a float inside. read the instructions on the cap. don't overfill...
ok thanks
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      04-08-2010, 02:31 AM   #6
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i just got it to.. is it covered under warrenty? Ive only had my car for 10 k miles
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      04-08-2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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i got the low coolant message and need to add some, but don't know where the fricking reservoir is and dont know how much to add.

help anybody????

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i just got it to.. is it covered under warrenty? Ive only had my car for 10 k miles
You should check if your system is leaking. Jack up the car (use jack stands) and remove the undercover (about 10 screws). Start the car and see if anything leaks (drips) on the floor. Do this at your own risk.
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i just got it to.. is it covered under warrenty? Ive only had my car for 10 k miles
Definitely run by the dealer on that one. Thats not normal at 10k.
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You should check if your system is leaking. Jack up the car (use jack stands) and remove the undercover (about 10 screws). Start the car and see if anything leaks (drips) on the floor. Do this at your own risk.
My advice only applies to people out of warranty. If you are within warranty, the fix is simple, just take it to the dealer, drink their coffee, relax, look around a little at the show floor models, then drive away in one of their loaners. Return and repeat for any other future problems.
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My advice only applies to people out of warranty. If you are within warranty, the fix is simple, just take it to the dealer, drink their coffee, relax, look around a little at the show floor models, then drive away in one of their loaners. Return and repeat for any other future problems.
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no coolant light on, but the 'bobber" is just barely sticking out, so I want to add a little.

owners manual says coolant is a mixture of water and additives, what/where do i get the additives?

06 330i out of warranty, 58k miles
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      08-21-2010, 02:08 PM   #12
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BMW dealer sells it. Mix with distilled water 50%
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      08-26-2010, 01:03 PM   #13
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Lol this happend to me while i was driving..engine said overheating i got scared haha. Just go to any bmw dealer they will fill it up for you free.
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      08-31-2010, 08:21 AM   #14
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no coolant light on, but the 'bobber" is just barely sticking out, so I want to add a little.
For a little, I'd just add distilled water. Higher water content is better for AZ (provides better cooling), I run 60/40 water/coolant and 1 bottle RL water wetter.
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Definitely run by the dealer on that one. Thats not normal at 10k.
Normal, I have had 4 bimmers in 36 months and all needed a cup of coolant at some point. My Audi did the same and my neighbors 09 911 with 4k miles on just needed to be topped off. All german cars vent water vapor at some point to atmosphere via that special tank we have. Dexcool in the GM products functions the same way.
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I encountered the low coolant light today with the check control message of "Insufficient coolant, engine damage may occur" when I started my 335d this morning. Checked the reservoir and it was bone dry. No puddles to be found anywhere. Activated BMW Assist, in the car, who called a flatbed which carried me and the car free of charge 86 miles to the nearest dealership. They gave me a free E90 328i loaner while my car sits overnight waiting on the parts to fix a busted coolant hose.
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