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      10-08-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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Low coolant light!!!

So as I started up to go to work this AM I noticed the low coolant light/warning on the dash. Never had this happen before so wanted to head to the dealer to get it topped off.

Curious, should I be extra cautious and remove the SSTT or just leave it in?

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So as I started up to go to work this AM I noticed the low coolant light/warning on the dash. Never had this happen before so wanted to head to the dealer to get it topped off.

Curious, should I be extra cautious and remove the SSTT or just leave it in?

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Is it coolant or windshield washer fluid?
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Just top it up with distilled water, you'll be fine.
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Or just pee in it. Same color, right?
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Or just pee in it. Same color, right?
your pee is blue green?

might want to get that checked out.



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Have the dealer top it off.
or just put water in it.
If it happens again, have the dealer check for leaks.
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just had mine give the same warning this week when I 1st started up, hasnt popped up since. strange. My oil level indicator is also acting strange. I am going to check the coolant to make sure its ok.
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Don't put water in it, buy the pre-mixed fluid from BMW and top it off.
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Don't put water in it, buy the pre-mixed fluid from BMW and top it off.
When I called the dealer for the same warning light, they gave me 2 options:
- put water
- put BMW coolant.

They did stress the "Do not add other non BMW coolant"

When I opened the reservoir, it was EMPTY so I took the car to the dealer.
They top it off and asked me to keep an eye on it in case there was a leak.
They said it does evaporate and that it was normal.
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what makes this guy so special that he gets REAL advice

i'm far more worse off with bats
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what makes this guy so special that he gets REAL advice
He was asking advice about the cars we drive.
As for your advice we dont know shit about BATS....
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He was asking advice about the cars we drive.
As for your advice we dont know shit about BATS....
I know that Christian Bale will take them for free.....don't assume we're all clueless!!!
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Now that it's cold, you'll see a few more posts like yours. Nothing to worry about, just top it off. Try a search, and you'll see that as the weather got cold last year, there were a few similar posts. Only worry if you have to do this often.
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I had the same coolant low icon a couple of weeks ago and I just topped it off with pre-mixed Prestone atinfreeze/coolant and no problem since. also checked to see if the level of fluid has gone down but it is still the same after two weeks. No big deal.
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I had the same coolant low icon a couple of weeks ago and I just topped it off with pre-mixed Prestone atinfreeze/coolant and no problem since. also checked to see if the level of fluid has gone down but it is still the same after two weeks. No big deal.
You put non-BMW approved fluids in your 335i, your car is toast.
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You put non-BMW approved fluids in your 335i, your car is toast.
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You put non-BMW approved fluids in your 335i, your car is toast.
thats full of crap, our family have a 2000 e46 and been using prestone since i dont know when and never had any problem. that car has 150K plus miles and still running, given that its a different beast with my 335 e90.

By the way using prestone coolant I see a much increase in performance. I think i gained 30WHP, My MPG has gone up 5 knots and not to mention the oil temp consistenly running 30 degree F cooler.
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By the way using prestone coolant I see a much increase in performance. I think i gained 30WHP, My MPG has gone up 5 knots and not to mention the oil temp consistenly running 30 degree F cooler.
Until it blows up in 3 days.
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Until it blows up in 3 days.
knock on wood buddy! its been more then 2 weeks or so and no issue yet. if it does You will be the first to know and another excuse for me to get another car. . My mini van?
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nice thanks for the advice!! going to buy coolant tomorrow, it happened again this AM but it only happens in the AM, once the cars warmed up I guess coolant flows back into the overflow reservoir so it doesnt see it as 'low'.

sup juan? long time mang
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nice thanks for the advice!! going to buy coolant tomorrow, it happened again this AM but it only happens in the AM, once the cars warmed up I guess coolant flows back into the overflow reservoir so it doesnt see it as 'low'.

sup juan? long time mang
I had this issue last month. Took it in to the dealer and the coolant overflow reservoir had a crack in it. The dealer replaced it with a new one under warranty. I wouldn't put off having it checked for too long.
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