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#1 (permalink) Old 09-06-2004, 03:04 PM
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I recently purchased a '98 328i...and it's been awesome! But the "Check Coolant Level" light keeps coming up. It never runs HOT but the level is diminishing quicker than it probably should. I haven't noticed any leaks after sitting all night. There is not any white smoke coming out when I start it in the AM either.

Could this problem be serious?? Please help...

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i had the same problem as you. ghead
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It won't really leak untill you are driving it. The radiator flows the water/coolant through the system by being pressurized while the car is running, meaning if there is a leak it will only leak while the radiator is cooling the coolant down. Drive it around a while and get it real warm, pull over open the hood and check for leaks. Or you can go pick up a tool that goes on where your cap is and pressurizes the system and then you can check for leaks.

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bleed the system and add coolant.

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