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Old 04-05-2013, 09:58 PM
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Haha...."action?" Huh? What are you talking about? FYI buddy....I've used my dealer's "expertise and resources" and kept the vehicle meticulously maintained, and my 5 has had three or four different leaks of all types (coolant, oil) since I passed 70k miles.
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Yes, action. True BMW pilots do not wait for qualified employees to be found by a dealer caught in labor crisis. No driver with anything "on the ball" would suffer the lapse in maintenance. The neglect!

I recommend you to the many DIY threads and videos available now. Just about any problem you may have or can think of has been examined, described; resolution found.
  • Lubricant seep? Many causes ID'd with repair parts and documented technique.
  • Coolant loss? There are several common issues that can easily be addressed.
  • Engine problems? Sites like N54TECH are dedicated to the twin turbo 6; other engines, a vital and remarkably broad source of highly technical information and experience.

Action? You betcha! So let's get goin, T.N. Slip on those nitrile gloves, lay out that socket set, and start your air wrench - you've a man's job to do.


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Old 04-06-2013, 05:40 AM
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Yes, action. True BMW pilots do not wait for qualified employees to be found by a dealer caught in labor crisis. No driver with anything "on the ball" would suffer the lapse in maintenance. The neglect!

I recommend you to the many DIY threads and videos available now. Just about any problem you may have or can think of has been examined, described; resolution found.
  • Lubricant seep? Many causes ID'd with repair parts and documented technique.
  • Coolant loss? There are several common issues that can easily be addressed.
  • Engine problems? Sites like N54TECH are dedicated to the twin turbo 6; other engines, a vital and remarkably broad source of highly technical information and experience.

Action? You betcha! So let's get goin, T.N. Slip on those nitrile gloves, lay out that socket set, and start your air wrench - you've a man's job to do.


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Old 04-09-2013, 06:36 AM
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Update: I took my car to the dealer and they ran a pressure test and let it sit for over an hour. They said they didn't find any leaks. Last night I put a big piece of cardboard under my car and there were 3 drops about the size of a dime. Something is still leaking but I'm not sure what it is. I'm still convinced it is Antifreeze. Im going to drive it around today and put the piece of cardboard back under it tonight to see if there is any more.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:55 PM
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Going back to the dealer Monday....
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:20 AM
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I think the issue should be resolved. The said it was a differential fluid leak and replaced the seal. I am going to put cardboard under it to make sure I don't see anything else just to be sure. Should I wait a few days before I do this to make sure there isnt any excess fluid dripping out?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:24 AM
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Knew it... I shoulda put money on it
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:47 PM
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Hoping its resolved. Looks good so far.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:26 PM
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This is my first BMW and a bit depressing. I made an appt. with my dealer to have it looked at.
Keep perspective....any vehicle can have a leak. Of course, you hate for it to happen right after you get the car!

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I think the issue should be resolved. The said it was a differential fluid leak and replaced the seal. I am going to put cardboard under it to make sure I don't see anything else just to be sure. Should I wait a few days before I do this to make sure there isnt any excess fluid dripping out?
Hopefully they cleaned up the excess oil, so you won't have residual dripping. But you can always wait for a couple of days. Cardboard is handy stuff for a use like this.
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