| Originally posted by RIBEMR26@Aug 3 2004, 05:51 PM |
I know coolant can dissipate over time...I guess if there is more water in the mix, and it is super hot where you are..then it could dissipate faster (maybe?)...also, someone in this forum had a minor leak that only sprayed lightly when the car was in motion, so there was never any evidence of a leak...can't remember who it was, but that could also be the problem.
I am the one who is struggling with this coolant leakage problem for a couple of weeks and was waiting for the comments/suggestions for the post "Coolant Leakage problem".
Here are my two leakages that I noticed.
Yesterday when It was really hot and when my car ran for 1 hr, I figured out, two leakages from the car
1. The coolant is leaking only when the engine gets heated up and ran after 30-40 mins. I see a coolant drops, drop by drop once for every 30-40 secs. And when "Check the coolant level" comes up for once a week I am filling the coolant (70/30). I really want to get this done as quick as possible (If it can be done on my own). If it is really a serious problem that I should not wait any more, I better take to the same guy and get the water pump replaced. So, I will be waiting for your suggestions.
2. I see some water dripping of drop by drop exactly at the middle of the chassis, What could be the possibility. I smell nothing and not a greezy its just like water?
I really don't see any leakage (on the ground) when we park the car in the night, I think its leaking only when it is really hot.
So, I guess you better test on yours and see if its the same problem.
A few weeks ago My mechanic replaced the Temostat and the Themostat hose and a gasket, But it didn't stop the leakage. So, this time I wanted to do it on my own (replacing the water pump) If you guys can give me a green signal (for replacing the water pump) and instructions (because I am very new to this BMW world) and a little afraid being my first work on the car. So, Once I have the enough information, I will work on replacing my water pump. Hopfully till then my car doesn't break down.