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Old 01-15-2012, 09:47 AM
Tomindublin Tomindublin is offline
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Driving with no coolant

Hello. In a bit of a panic. My wife drove my x5 for about 3 miles city driving with no cool and in the rad. I recently had the coolant reservoir replaced and on inspecting the car the pipe to the rad was disconnected. Any thoughts on whether damage has been done? Tom
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:42 AM
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Coolant will flow through the rad once the car warms up. The Thermostat will remain closed until a certain temperature, so you might be okay. Didn't she get a low coolant warning or a high temperature warning? If she did, then you could have damaged the block, more so if they are aluminum

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:30 PM
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Take it to an indy mechanic with an OBDC reader and see if it threw a code.

If do, go back to the knuckleheads that replaced the tank and dum the mess in their laps. G/L.

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