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Old 01-09-2009, 05:44 AM
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Leaking clear odorless fluid - Any ideas?

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I have a clear leaking odorless colorless fluid leaking in the front drivers side of my 03 745LI .. The leak is towards the front of the engine .. Do you have any idea what the fluid could be ? Thanks
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:45 AM
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Does the fluid evaporate ?
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:51 AM
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No .. It does not evaporate ..In fact it looks like water but I doubt that its water
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:51 AM
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slightly greasy feel ?
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:53 AM
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:08 AM
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slightly greasy feel ?
Yeah ... Exactly ..
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:19 AM
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:23 AM
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Thanks ...
I did not know what it could be especially since it was right at the front of the engine ..
What needs to be replaced and do you have an idea how much it would cost ?
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:23 PM
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condensation from from ur ac?
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:48 PM
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bases are slippery so my guess is its some type of windsheild washer fluid.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:27 PM
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Could it be coolant? I've noticed the BMW coolant in my vehicle doesn't really have much of a smell or much of a color (unless you get enough of it together) and is slightly slimy. I don't know about yours, but my washer fluid has a pretty strong "cleaner" smell to it, so that would probably give it away if it was washer fluid.
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^^^the smell may not last in small amounts over a period of hours.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:43 AM
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bases are slippery so my guess is its some type of windsheild washer fluid.
Hmm...what kind of liquid is clear & slippery what touched.....Well I do know of one liquid like that but what would it be doing in your car engine
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that's pre come fluid hahah j/k. must be washer fluid look at the pic
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:45 AM
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Brake Fluid? It's clear, odorless and greasy (unless it is old and has turned brown).
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:13 PM
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I have had some leaks from powersteering but it was under the car. It was clear and oily (of course) and did not dry (evaporate). If it is windshield washer fluid then it is either overflow or the tank maybe cracked.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:04 PM
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Hi,
I have a clear leaking odorless colorless fluid leaking in the front drivers side of my 03 745LI .. The leak is towards the front of the engine .. Do you have any idea what the fluid could be ? Thanks
I had some type of weep holes or something that were plugged causing them to leak or something. The replaced the plugs and I have been fine since. I will work on getting the exact name of the parts replaced
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:29 AM
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that's pre come fluid hahah j/k. must be washer fluid look at the pic
+1 this is a washer fluid leak --if you noticed after awhile there will be no more leak and no more washer fluid to clean the windshield

this just happened to me last week, they replaced some plug and a bracket
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clear and odorless.............. water?
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:19 PM
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Do you run your AC? Big piles of water come from that.

I bet that is it LOL

Plus brake fluid and washer fluid (unless it is water) is not odorless
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:44 PM
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Washer fluid would most likely evaporate like it does when you spray it. So would moisture from the A/C. I would say it's either power steering or brake fluid.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:50 AM
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A/C moisture does not evaporate!
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