Squizing Noise Ending With Massive Fluid Leak - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 08:33 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dancehall is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
hi all! got a '94 e36 automatic compact.. no problems at all .. untill 2day .. some little squeeking sound apeared .. seeming to come from under the hood/exhaust but it was pretty silent .. drove te entire day like 100 Km in total.

then all of a sudden there was a loud very loud squeeking (sounded like the sound be4 but much louder) sound and the car stopt and the engine also stopped.

looking outside, fluid was rapidly leaking from under the car, below the left side under the engine, it had been leaking heavily for like 10-15 meters or something. it was at night so i could see the color, the fluid came from the front left side under the hood.. at first (and night) sight it didnt look like oil, it was kinda thick still..

please, anybody got any ideas what this could be??

thanks!!!

-------------------------------------UPDATE PLZ READ--------------------------------
EDITTTT one day later!!!!

at the moment im the luckiest guy in the world .. i showed the pix to a friend he told me it was the v-snare (loopin through dynamo ,etc).
If he's right i only need a ned v-snare and waterpump (and mechanic to fix it ;-))

is the guy right??

TAKE A LOOK AT THE PIX PLEASSSEE!!??
[attachmentid=22430]

[attachmentid=22431]

[attachmentid=22429]

the fluid leaking from below this place
[attachmentid=22432]
dancehall is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 09:14 PM
7th Gear (SMG)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
4evrwyntr is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to 4evrwyntr Send a message via MSN to 4evrwyntr Send a message via Yahoo to 4evrwyntr
Do you mean squeaking or squealing? And also, what color fluid?


Crap, I think I may be a yuppie...
1998 BMW e36 M3 Sedan
2003 MINI Cooper
4evrwyntr is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 10:44 PM
Retired administrator
 
triggrhaapi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,996
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to triggrhaapi
sounds like a blown head gasket to me. Was your car overheating at the time?


Addicted to Speed Since 1997
Founding member of the GreenDragon Poo Flingers Club
Founder and Double Member of the 150mph club

Read about my Frankenmotor Project and see how an M50 becomes an S50!!!

No, don't worry. It's cool. I'm taking it back for us.
triggrhaapi is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 07:25 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dancehall is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by 4evrwyntr@Jun 16 2005, 03:14 AM
Do you mean squeaking or squealing? And also, what color fluid?
[snapback]353886[/snapback]
i am going to the place soon i will check out the color of the fluid. whats the difference between the two types of sounds?

tia
dancehall is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 07:31 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dancehall is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by triggrhaapi@Jun 16 2005, 04:44 AM
sounds like a blown head gasket to me. Was your car overheating at the time?
[snapback]353926[/snapback]
dont think it was overheated, had stood still for like 2 hours, then we drove 2 km, then we stopped again for 30 minutes, and we drove 1 km, turned the engine of waited 1 minute and started the car again and thats where the problem i described in the first post happened.
dont think it could have been overheated?
dancehall is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 09:44 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dancehall is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by dancehall+Jun 16 2005, 01:31 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(dancehall @ Jun 16 2005, 01:31 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-triggrhaapi@Jun 16 2005, 04:44 AM
sounds like a blown head gasket to me. Was your car overheating at the time?
[snapback]353926[/snapback]
dont think it was overheated, had stood still for like 2 hours, then we drove 2 km, then we stopped again for 30 minutes, and we drove 1 km, turned the engine of waited 1 minute and started the car again and thats where the problem i described in the first post happened.
dont think it could have been overheated?
[snapback]354072[/snapback]
[/b][/quote]
hi i just went to the place where it happened. i dont think its oil because there were no stains of al the leakage from yesterday.. or am i wrong?

the fluid is thicker than water and doesnt really have a color..
dancehall is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 10:04 AM
4th Gear Member
 
93 325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 921
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
93 325i is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to 93 325i
no overheating and massive leak most likely is power steering then. This would account for a mild then LOUD squealing. Maybe a hose came undone or need a new pump.. Power steering issues are somewhat common. Usually the problem is caught before that happens.

Complete mod list and pics:

My 1993 325i
93 325i is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 10:30 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dancehall is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by 93 325i@Jun 16 2005, 04:04 PM
no overheating and massive leak most likely is power steering then. This would account for a mild then LOUD squealing. Maybe a hose came undone or need a new pump.. Power steering issues are somewhat common. Usually the problem is caught before that happens.
[snapback]354099[/snapback]
the entire day there was a mild sound and at the end loud noise and massive leak..
can a mallfunctional power steering be the cause why the car wont run/start?

i didnt special noises/troubles while steering in particular?
dancehall is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 11:56 AM
4th Gear Member
 
93 325i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 921
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
93 325i is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to 93 325i
Power steering has nothing to do with the car not starting..I skipped that info in your post. THe fluid could be one of 4 things- coolant, oil, ATF, or brake fluid..

Complete mod list and pics:

My 1993 325i
93 325i is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 12:50 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dancehall is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by 93 325i@Jun 16 2005, 05:56 PM
Power steering has nothing to do with the car not starting..I skipped that info in your post. THe fluid could be one of 4 things- coolant, oil, ATF, or brake fluid..
[snapback]354134[/snapback]
hi just came back from a closer look .. doesnt look good :-(

the distributor belt broke and the fluid came from the block but it is radiator fluid...
dont know the damage to engine/cylinders/etc etc yet .. but looks like i need a 325 block now ;-)

[attachmentid=22430]

[attachmentid=22431]

[attachmentid=22429]

the fluid leaking from below this place
[attachmentid=22432]
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Afbeelding_349_.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	25.0 KB
ID:	20936   Click image for larger version

Name:	Afbeelding_350_.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	34.9 KB
ID:	20937   Click image for larger version

Name:	Afbeelding_351_.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	29.8 KB
ID:	20938   Click image for larger version

Name:	Afbeelding_352_.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	30.9 KB
ID:	20939  
dancehall is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 08:05 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
dancehall is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
at the moment im the luckiest guy in the world .. i showed the pix to a friend he told me it was the v-snare (think it is called pulley in english)(loopin through dynamo ,etc).
If he's right i only need a ned v-snare and waterpump (and mechanic to fix it ;-))

is the guy right??
dancehall is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


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
Synthetic Oil and filter CiscoKid 3-Series (E36) 47 04-14-2014 06:00 PM
ATF oil? sanjose 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 3 02-01-2009 01:35 AM
E34 525 With Brake Fluid Leak jonnyb 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 2 06-24-2005 07:04 AM
Changing Auto Transmission Fluid billB 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 8 10-11-2004 09:12 PM
loud noise - including clicking tsinghbmw 3-Series (E36) 6 06-01-2004 02:25 PM

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