I have a 1995 525i with 42,000 miles. As you can see I do not drive it much.
I went to start it today and heard what sounded like very loud knocking. I thought maybe something got in the way of the fan. So I shut it off and go look. Everything looks fine and nothing is in the way. I go to start it up again and the pounding continues. I shut the engine off and now I smell some antifreeze. The radiator is about half full and I see it dripping underneath. It looks like a can of coke was opened in the engine now. I see some brown colored water drops in several areas.
So what just happened here? Does this sound like a water pump or am I in for something more drastic?
Thanks for the help