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#1 (permalink) Old 03-06-2009, 09:07 PM
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Question Need Help Coolant Leak !

I HAVE A 1993 325I AUTOMATIC 4DR, GOT IT AS A FIXER UPPER NEED SOME INSIGHT ON A COUPLE OF THING'S ORRR SHOULD I SAY A FEW THINGS LOL.BIGGEST THING RIGHT NOW IS LEAKING COOLANT.HAVE NEW RADIATOR. BUT LEAK CAN BE SEEN UNDER THE CAR FROM BACK OF ENGINE.HAD IT UP ON THE RACK AND SEE IT LEAKING DOWN FRM WHERE THE ENGINE AND TRANNY MEET.1 MECH SAYS BAD FREEZE PLUGS AND ANOTHER SAYS POSS BAD HOSE ON TOP that THEY CANT GET TO. i ASKED A BMW DEALER- THEY THINK POSIBLE HOSE. BEEN HAVING THAT CK COOLENT LIGHT COME ON. BEEN DRIVING LIKE THAT ABOUT A MONTH OR LITTLE LONGER. 3RD CAR AND JUST USE TO DRIVE 22 MILES TO WRK AND BACK FWY,JUST HAVE TO PUT WATER IN IT IN THE MORNING AND B4 I LEAVE WORK, CAR DOSENT OVERHEAT an NO MILKY OIL AND LOTS OF POWER,BUT LEAK IS GETTING WORSE AND GETS HOT AS HELL HERE IN TEXAS DURING THE SUMMER. PERSONALY I THINK ITS A HOSE I CANT SEE OR GET TO. HAD A CAR BACK IN TH 70'S BAD FREEZE PLUG WOULDNT HOLD WATER AND BLEW THE HEAD GASKET! SOOOO WHAT YA-ALL THINK? WOULD LIKE SOME INPUT B4 I START TrYING TO PLUG THE LEAK WITH MONEY. GOT A MANUAL THAT IS OF NO HELP ON THIS. ALSO WHAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO FILL AND BLEED THE COOLING SYTEM? any input help would be greatly welcomed! THANKS FROM HARKER HEIGHTS TEXAS!

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From what you have said I can only see two options.

1. Pull the engine up & out slightly

2 . pull the dash, cut a hole in the firewall.

So how the hell do the mechanics at BMW do it ? ask yourself that question ? or better still get a quote for the job and see how many hours they have down for it,that might give you/us a better insight.

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lolo i was wondering the same when i asked the guys at bmw but i didnt say anything at the time. the guy was telling me that they were going to pressure test it find the leak.. probably going to drop off the car on may way to work one day this week. was quoted $89.00 to ck it out and let me know exactly the cost to get it fixed. hope not the way u metioned. that may cost a little bit .thanks for the tip bro! peace
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