Having some problems. e32 740il - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper General Chat related to models that do not fit into particular categories above. Please try to put your discussion in more appropriate sections. This section does cover the 1 Series, MINI Cooper and 8-Series vehicles: BMW 830i, BMW 840Ci, BMW 850i, BMW 850Ci, BMW 850CSi, M8, Alpina B12, BMW CS Concept and others.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 07:12 PM
SVK
n00b
 
SVK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SVK is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Angry Having some problems. e32 740il

I have a 1994 e32 740il, I had this car for a long time and it runs fine, but two days ago a noticed a smell coming from under the hood. I can't identify the smell, it is not oil or gas??? The car is running fine, no power reduction or overheating, all of the sensors tell me that the weather is good??? Can some one help? Thanks.

Oh yea I live in Vegas so it is really hot (110F+).
SVK is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 07:25 PM
Im Bluffin With My Muffin
 
AlpineSixAndSeven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 5,992
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold AlpineSixAndSeven is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to AlpineSixAndSeven
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVK View Post
I have a 1994 e32 740il, I had this car for a long time and it runs fine, but two days ago a noticed a smell coming from under the hood. I can't identify the smell, it is not oil or gas??? The car is running fine, no power reduction or overheating, all of the sensors tell me that the weather is good??? Can some one help? Thanks.

Oh yea I live in Vegas so it is really hot (110F+).
Is it a kinda sweet smell? it is probably coolant... check coolant level fill to the line and check it in a couple days... mostlikly a small coolant leak....

1991 Ford Taurs SHO 5 Speed White on Tan
1996 Chevy Lumina LTZ Rep 3.4L
1992 318i Coupe parts car
1992 325i Ls1 swap with a T56 6 speed 12.2 quarter mile
1976 Mercedes Benz 300D with a Ford 5.0L Fuel Injected soon to be Modded
I am Captain Obvious
AlpineSixAndSeven is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 11:59 AM
SVK
n00b
 
SVK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SVK is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Lightbulb

I do have a very small coolant leak at the back of the motor, but I check my coolant every day and it is not leaking bad. I have to add some every half a year. Could this be coolant that is just being cooked on the block, because of the Vegas heat. I ran my car at night so the air is cooler for the same time and the smell was not there.
SVK is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2008, 07:53 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Poquoson, VA
Posts: 591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bear is an unknown quantity at this point
Smell

I had a '88 750 and it had a coolant leak from the hoses under the expansion tank, and the block was hot enough to burn the coolant down and create a smell (this was in SE Virginia, not Vegas heat), keep an eye on the leak, if a hose blows you are dead in the water
Bear is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 11:28 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
iana is on a distinguished road
Hi,

May not hurt to check water (radiator) filler cap, they were recalled for a fault mine was fine then progressively over pressurized the system a replacement sorted it. It started leaking at the weakest point then went balistic!

Ian
iana is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
e32 740IL Bentley PDF xchanger 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 0 04-12-2008 09:07 PM
740il e32 window issues bjk1159 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 4 03-25-2008 04:58 PM
e32 heater blower problems bjk1159 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 3 01-20-2008 01:50 PM
E32 740iL M ? hah! Trevize Driving Tales 1 07-05-2007 08:31 AM
E32 Drive shaft Problems edbolz 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 1 04-21-2004 03:49 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome