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| Originally posted by djramey@Oct 1 2004, 06:50 PM |
I have a question that I just can't figure out the solution.
Driving a 95 325i
I drove my car about 1.5 hours 2 weeks ago and ran it fairly hard towards the end of the drive around corners. Smoke was coming from the front so I opened the hood and saw fluid sprinkled around. My best guess from the smell and look was that it was Engine Coolant.
The level was low so I filled it up later and it seemed ok though even when full the check coolant level kept coming on my dash. It seemed to run ok but the alert kept coming. I checked it tonight and I noticed it was almost gone again... WTF?
Now I must note that my oil needs changed but to save you 20hrs of reading I will just say I haven't been able to change it, thats all that will be said. It's probably 1000 miles over.
Now my question is what could be the cause of the coolant dropping like this. I opened the hood and look for cracks in the container or leakages and couldn't find any. I gave it a few steady shakes and though it wasn't exactly tight against anything, nothing spilled or dripped out from anywhere I can tell.
Is it possible that the coolant is working overload on the engine because the oil needs changed? Truthfully I have no clue and just short of taking it to the shop I want to know if I changed the oil if that would cure the problem.
Any help would be great!!!
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