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Old 11-20-2012, 04:43 AM
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Stuart, after reading your post regarding coolant im sticking to Battery top up water (distilled water) and comma g48 coolant lol

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:49 AM
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Stuart,

Most likely its your 'Y' pipe that connects to the 2 mushroom like valves below and behind the intake manifold that has broken off the stupid connectors BMW use, they where a pain to take off, especially the ones on the front of the intake manifold considering I did not want to break them for resuse purposes.

Also good luck with the work Stuart, after I put everything back on, my whole body was in pain due to putting myself through different positions to get everything off lol but it was well worth it.

If I was closer to you I would have given you a helping hand when you do the work

Im thinking of buying an engine hoist so I can use it to change my friends engine on a Peugeot 307 as he was so wise while changing his glow plugs he snapped them causing him to need a recon engine also the hoist will come in handy in the future.

A month in the garage? Hope you have another run around as when I didnt drive my 7er for 2 weeks while getting the AGA pipe and other parts ready I felt embaressed to use public transport

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Ha ha I know the ones you mean! Usually plenty of squeezing, tugging and swearing works best for me!

Yeah I'm expecting it to be a real pain, luckily a good mate is letting me use is brand new garage! It's pretty big, can get three good sized cars in there so should have enough room!

I'm going to be cleaning an replacing as much as possible as I go, I have an industrial parts washer and aqua blaster at work which I can use lunchtimes.

I will only be working evenings and a bit over the weekends due to father duties!

I'm hoping to borrow one of my parents cars in the evenings, and I work with my dad so he can drive us to work ha ha!

I hired an engine hoist when I done my E46 engine conversion, it was only 16 for the weekend! And they delivered it and picked it up!

Yeah I'm driving round with a 4L bottle of oil and a 5L bottle of halfords battery top up water in the boot! This is what luxury motoring is all about after 100k miles!

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:55 AM
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Ha ha I know the ones you mean! Usually plenty of squeezing, tugging and swearing works best for me!

Yeah I'm expecting it to be a real pain, luckily a good mate is letting me use is brand new garage! It's pretty big, can get three good sized cars in there so should have enough room!

I'm going to be cleaning an replacing as much as possible as I go, I have an industrial parts washer and aqua blaster at work which I can use lunchtimes.

I will only be working evenings and a bit over the weekends due to father duties!

I'm hoping to borrow one of my parents cars in the evenings, and I work with my dad so he can drive us to work ha ha!

I hired an engine hoist when I done my E46 engine conversion, it was only 16 for the weekend! And they delivered it and picked it up!

Yeah I'm driving round with a 4L bottle of oil and a 5L bottle of halfords battery top up water in the boot! This is what luxury motoring is all about after 100k miles!

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Lol I drive with a 5L bottle of mixed coolant in my car (just in case).

Thats good to hear, I know someone whos selling his hoist for 100 which im thinking of buying off him, his like me and you, he does his own work infront of his garage.

Also I completely understand the fatherhood as I tend to spend as much time with my boy otherwise he dont come to me when I go home lol.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:56 AM
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:37 PM
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Nice!

I have the exact same rear seats as you on my SWB E65 but my interior is grey much prefer black!
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Nice!

I have the exact same rear seats as you on my SWB E65 but my interior is grey much prefer black!
Grey is nice but I too prefer black
But love the white and or the dark red but hard to find red but white hard to maintain especially when you have kids lol

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:24 AM
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Got a bit of a dilemma, came out this morning and thought before i start the car let me check the coolant, so i did and realised it was literally just below the min mark, so i had to put in just abit of water, one of my water bottles in the boot was empty but had the drops it collected on the bottom by being up rite, thats the amount which got it above the min mark.

I looked underneath the car and realised there was a small puddle (small meaning smaller then the diameter of the centre cap on our wheel), the puddle was on the passenger side front (UK Left).

Any ideas what it could be?
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:34 AM
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From somewhere around that area.

Definately not from any part of the engine area or the alternator, its below them hoses that it leaves the little puddle.


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Old 11-21-2012, 05:30 AM
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Just looking at realoem.com and thinking is it my thermostat or might be the sealing plate.

below is the link, im thinking its either parts #16 or #17 or maybe #14

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...26&hg=17&fg=05
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From somewhere around that area.

Definately not from any part of the engine area or the alternator, its below them hoses that it leaves the little puddle.


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That sucks... sorry to hear.. Is that plate something that should be changed over time?
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That sucks... sorry to hear.. Is that plate something that should be changed over time?
not sure to be honest

But im guessing i would probably have to change that or something along that diagram.
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That sucks... sorry to hear.. Is that plate something that should be changed over time?
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check those hoses that go into the top of the thermostat/heat exchanger, all my hoses were pretty bad as I've even had to replace just about everything in my cooling system other than my waterpump and weephole (which luckily was done before i bought the car)
wiggle the connections of the hoses to the top of that tstat, or run the engine and look, if its bad enough ull see coolant coming out of it, if im not mistaken that tstat is made from thermoplastics which can crack etc over time
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not sure to be honest

But im guessing i would probably have to change that or something along that diagram.
True, but it doesn't look wet in that area.
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I always have a small puddle of water after driving on the driver side under car. 2003 745i. I run the heater not ac.

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check those hoses that go into the top of the thermostat/heat exchanger, all my hoses were pretty bad as I've even had to replace just about everything in my cooling system other than my waterpump and weephole (which luckily was done before i bought the car)
wiggle the connections of the hoses to the top of that tstat, or run the engine and look, if its bad enough ull see coolant coming out of it, if im not mistaken that tstat is made from thermoplastics which can crack etc over time

Yeh im guessing its leaking from the bottom of the thermostat

Also the top pipe on top of the thermostat is brand new which i put in 2 weeks ago, funny how i never had this little leak before the weep hole.

thanks bro i will check and keep you updated
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True, but it doesn't look wet in that area.
Im guessing its leaking along the bottom and can only be seen from underneath the car.

Will check over the weekend.

Atleast im not losing 5 litres of coolant everyday like last week lol
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You welcome bro

Are those Beyern wheels?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:33 AM
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Lol just want to get this freaking coolant leak over and done with so I can think about getting my car resprayed and alloys fully refurbished, this is seriously holding me back now
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Im guessing its leaking along the bottom and can only be seen from underneath the car.

Will check over the weekend.

Atleast im not losing 5 litres of coolant everyday like last week lol
That's true. It's getting better. I hope you solve it soon.
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Are those Beyern wheels?
Yep, Beyern Multi
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Lol just want to get this freaking coolant leak over and done with so I can think about getting my car resprayed and alloys fully refurbished, this is seriously holding me back now
I know what you mean...
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