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Old 05-30-2013, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1999 750IL Transmission Fluid in Radiator!

I just bought my first BMW! I got it cheap but i'm sure it was at a price to pay to fix it.
The bimmer only has 110263 miles.
It was over heating and the transmission goes into failsafe mode.
I have replaced the coolant bottle, temp sensor and cap, while doing this i noticed red milky crap in the radiator. I am also changing the thermostat because some jack A** took the thermostat out and the car was giving a code P1622 because it wasn't there.
So i am thinking that the radiator has a leak in it and trans fluid is going into the radiator. While pulling out the radiator i noticed that there is only one hose that connects to the trans cooler.
So my question or questions are has any body had this problem and do i just change the radiator or is the leak in the actual transcooler under the car?
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Did you not have the car inspected prior to purchasing? Have you resolved the over heating issue?

Here are the parts diagrams for the transmission cooler and radiator:

Transmission oil cooling BMW 7' E38, 750iL (M73) ? BMW parts catalog

Radiator/frame BMW 7' E38, 750iL (M73) ? BMW parts catalog
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