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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:41 PM
Blink_412001 Blink_412001 is offline
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Radiator smoking !!!!!! Pls help

Hello guys my 2008 e60 lately it's been smoking from the radiator but haven't got any overheating lights on. Over 3 weeks ago low coolant light came on all I did was add some water at first because I was on a rush to work, the next day i added antifreeze from local auto parts store. Any any help would b appreciated of what could it b or what should I do thx
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:55 PM
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Hello guys my 2008 e60 lately it's been smoking from the radiator but haven't got any overheating lights on. Over 3 weeks ago low coolant light came on all I did was add some water at first because I was on a rush to work, the next day i added antifreeze from local auto parts store. Any any help would b appreciated of what could it b or what should I do thx
check the little overflo pipe that goes across the top of the radiator into the expansion tank its a little 1/4 inch tube that gets brittle and cracks..
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:18 PM
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Ok thx ill check that
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:24 AM
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Maybe you have a hairline crack on radiator or the big hose (or even the connector which is platic nipple going to the hose). I'll say look closely, but not too close to see where the steam/smoke comes from.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:08 PM
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Also wouldn't hurt to take a look at your coolant temp sensor O-ring to see if that has caused a leak. Mine did.
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