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Rain_xiv 11-10-2012 08:53 AM

coolant issues
Whats up.. my car was overheating therefore I replaced the water pump, thermostat, and temp senor. Which in turn fixed the overheating. But now my cars is drinking coolant. I had to top it off twice since eliminating the previous problem, but on my last top off I've notice little browm particles. What is this and why....

Y2K_Bimmer 11-10-2012 09:04 AM

Little brown OILY particles? or like rust particles?

Rain_xiv 11-10-2012 09:15 AM

It isn't rust and I wouldn't say it looked oily. It had a was more in a sense gummy or mushy

halltristan 11-10-2012 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by Rain_xiv (Post 7187218)
It isn't rust and I wouldn't say it looked oily. It had a was more in a sense gummy or mushy

Ever used stop leak in your coolant system? Sounds like the culprit to me.

Unfortunately though, this could also be a blown head gasket. :yikes: You need to do a compression test.

Joeedawg1911 11-10-2012 06:06 PM

I'm new here and this might sound like a stupid question, but(here I go) after you changed out all your coolant parts, did you bleed the system properly? (Tip: You'll know if it's not properly bleed if your heater doesn't warm up.) I only say this because the same thing happened to me. My expansion tank cracked, so I changed it out. Filled it up without bleeding it and after running it for 5-10 minutes it said I needed coolant again. Filled it up again and AGAIN, on shut down, said it needed coolant. I started to panic because I thought I might of blown the head gasket. Anyways, If you did bleed the system properly, and your heater does work then it possibly sounds like a head gasket. :( How long did it overheat for?

todd92 11-11-2012 03:51 AM

You warped the head when you overheated it. The coolant is going out through the cylinders.

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