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E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:04 AM
repple123 repple123 is offline
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hellow,great yo be here. my question is this, iwas driving yesterday indicator light came on looked like a radiator. so i checked ,it took maybe a quart. is there a problem, i smelt something burning there was some smoke coming from engine left side by heat deflector any suggestions;
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:47 PM
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Check for leaks when the engine is hot, there are a lot of plastic parts in the BMW cooling system. well known to crack/break

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Old 01-09-2012, 04:55 AM
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How old is your Z4 ? I think it's time for a new valve cover gasket. Good luck.
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