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Old 11-22-2004, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an E34 with a radiator problem, it spills all the antifreeze from under the radiator. but everytime I pour more anti-freeze into it, it won't spill it untill after a certain time goes by, please help!!

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When engine gets hot it tends to build some pressure in your cooling system; as such you notice the leak after this build up. A pro may perform a pressure test on the system and decides if you need a new rad. Good luck
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Originally posted by johnbmw@Nov 22 2004, 10:55 AM
Hello everyone...

I have an E34 with a radiator problem, it spills all the antifreeze from under the radiator. but everytime I pour more anti-freeze into it, it won't spill it untill after a certain time goes by, please help!!

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Can you trace the leak area? I have had a few bad experiences woith the plastic drain plug BMW uses dopping coolant every now and then, but not a constant thing.
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Originally posted by Bear+Nov 22 2004, 02:05 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bear @ Nov 22 2004, 02:05 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-johnbmw@Nov 22 2004, 10:55 AM
Hello everyone...

I have an E34 with a radiator problem, it spills all the antifreeze from under the radiator. but everytime I pour more anti-freeze into it, it won't spill it untill after a certain time goes by, please help!!

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Can you trace the leak area? I have had a few bad experiences woith the plastic drain plug BMW uses dopping coolant every now and then, but not a constant thing.
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The first time this happened, my mechanic said it was the pressure cap, we replaced it and now the leak is coming from under the radiator. Do u think it might be the a plastic drain under the radiator?

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