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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:01 PM
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Beige Ooze from Grill

I have a beige ooze dripping out of my grill. Washed it off once, but it is back. Any ideas?Click image for larger version

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Old 07-08-2013, 06:11 PM
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Yes, the product is called Cosmoline. It's a wax-like corrosion inhibitor. That nasty stuff is sprayed in the doors, in the hood, and probably anywhere else there is a cavity in the framework. I heard years ago that all BMW's getting on a boat were coated in it and then once on Stateside soil it was cleaned off in port. Since the X3 never rode a boat, my guess is that it is part of production to provide an extra bit of corrosion prevention. Down here in hot Florida it oozes out of the doors onto the rocker panel air skirts, and it comes out of the hood and oozes all around the grills (like you are seeing). I figure (hope) that eventually given enough hot days and the majority of the extra stuff will run out and it will stop. Until then, just needs cleaned off regularly. It's harmless.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:21 AM
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Thanks Drewsky That makes perfect sense. Temps have been in the 90's here for several days. As long as it does not damage the finish, all is good.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:12 AM
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It's hohlraum wachs (cavity wax). It's harmless to the paint. My 2009 X3 exuded the stuff for a couple of years after I took delivery. It's a good thing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:16 AM
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Mine is oozing also. Mostly in the engine bay. But it was included Free Of Charge......
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