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Old 12-03-2003, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently my coolant light comes on and then turns off after a few minutes. Does this sound like a electric malfunction or does it mean that i have to add more coolant? Not sure if i'm low or not. LIght came on this morning and then off a few minutes thereafter. Thx
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Add coolant.
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This happen to me before and I called the dealer and he told me that adding water was sufficient....
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This happen to me before and I called the dealer and he told me that adding water was sufficient....
Yes, you can add water. But don't make a habit of it because you'll end up thinning out the mixture which could, over time, cause the radiator to rot and leak. Prestone has 50/50 mix of coolant and water (distilled) called Quick Fill. Runs like 5$ US a bottle (or so). Get that, top off your coolant, put the bottle in your trunk and use it when/if needed.
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this is becoming a common problem with newer bmw's. just add a little bit of distilled water (recommend no more than 2 cups) or get one of those coolant/water mixer as greendragon has mentioned.

i've had to do this once to mine just a couple of months ago and so far that was the only time.
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Same here, and mines an e36.
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Thanks guys,

Does anyone know if Advance Auto Parts has the 50/50 coolant mixture?
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careful with those mixtures. i'd buy the antifreeze form the dealer and mix 50:50 yourself with distilled h20. i do not trust aftermarket antifreeze (different ph, differnet anitcorrosion chemistries, you can screw up an alloy head and collant seals).

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I just use prestone...the greeen stuff!!!!

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