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Old 08-21-2005, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,
I was just wondering if anyone knows how i can fix this problem. Everytime i am done driving and i turn off my car the obc tells me to check the coolant level? When I check it the coolant is above the line but it's weird how the obc keeps tellings me to check the coolant. Can this be caused by a bad sensor or anything?
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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when mine did it the coolant was low, but yeah it'll probably be a bad sensor!
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Old 08-21-2005, 06:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's your sensor. Check out this thread, and go down to the 11th post, you'll see a picture of where it is:

http://www.unitedbimmer.com/forums/thread1...t=check+coolant
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well... this happens after you change the coolant... its due to the fact that when you fill her up directly after the coolant change... she uses that fluid... it is a must to check the coolant before you drive the car for the following 5-7 days due to the fact once the car warms up... it opens open and allows the coolant into the block.. and it works its way in and around everything... thus using what you filled up and leaving the coolant in the block... thus making your level low....

So what I do is... I fill half and half during the change... then I keep some more water that was left over in the trunk..... and for the following week before I drive... I make sure the level is directly at the low spot... before driving... that way it is always full...

oh and do a search on the forum... there are a few topics in the past about this same subject... with more info of course...


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