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Hi I have a 528 which I have owned from new, now reaching its 10th birthday, it only has 130,000 miles being now relegated to second car. It has a slight smell of anti freeze after driving it and just the smallest trace of scum under the oil filler cap when I checked. However water level fine and no movement of temperature gauge.
Is this an early warning sign of head gasket problems? Hope not as love the car and shame to get rid of it as it is of no commercial value. Any advice welcomed
Thanks, thinking about it I did change the oil recently and flushed first so perhaps this is just a consequence of the flush - guess the best thing is to keep a check on the coolant, car still idling like only a BMW can!
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