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Old 09-24-2012, 02:25 PM
Kate33 Kate33 is offline
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Unhappy X3 Coolant issue

I drove an hour to the airport to park my car leaving for a business trip. Well in the parking garage I notice all this smoke coming out of under the hood. So I jump out and yes it is my car smoking. There were no red or orange indicators on the panel however some fluid is leaking underneath and the smoke is getting thicker. I also noticed the temperature was at normal. I quickly park and right before I turn off the car the coolant light comes on. I pop the hood open and wait for the smoke to stop. I had to decide if to make my flight or deal with this. I decided to park the car and catch my flight which was leaving in 20 minutes since I have a conference presentation to make. I called the BMW dealership later since they completed a service 2 weeks ago which included flushing out the engine fluids including the coolant among other things that cost me $800 dollars. Well they let me know they did flush the coolant but cannot determine what is going on. I will be headed back now to deal with this but does anyone have any ideas and also can I risk driving even 10 miles to a repair facility or have the car towed?

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