Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-20-2014, 01:35 PM
turboracing350z turboracing350z is offline
twintturbo
Location: Palm Springs CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335i
Washer Fluid Leak

Has anyone had this problem before? I used my washers yesterday to clean the windows.. When I was done I noticed the water leaking from under the car.. Meaning the water that was sprayed from the car leaked down being normal couse it has to go somewhere..But it stayed leaking all day... Today the car said Washer Fluid Low??


Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1405888541.119431.jpg
Views:	539
Size:	492.4 KB
ID:	452879



2008 BMW 335i Sedan
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 07-20-2014, 01:38 PM
turboracing350z turboracing350z is offline
twintturbo
Location: Palm Springs CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335i
Washer Fluid Leak

Has anyone had this problem before? I used my washers yesterday to clean the windows.. When I was done I noticed the water leaking from under the car.. Meaning the water that was sprayed from the car leaked down being normal couse it has to go somewhere..But it stayed leaking all day... Today the car said Washer Fluid Low??

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1405888697.775911.jpg
Views:	248
Size:	64.9 KB
ID:	452880


2008 BMW 335i Sedan
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-20-2014, 01:49 PM
Nerdboss Nerdboss is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,342
Mein Auto: 2011 328i
Quote:
Originally Posted by turboracing350z View Post
Has anyone had this problem before? I used my washers yesterday to clean the windows.. When I was done I noticed the water leaking from under the car.. Meaning the water that was sprayed from the car leaked down being normal couse it has to go somewhere..But it stayed leaking all day... Today the car said Washer Fluid Low??


Attachment 452879



2008 BMW 335i Sedan
Looks like a washer reservoir leak. The tank is located in the fender right behind the tire.
__________________
2011 328i | Jet Black | Oyster/black Dakota | Navigation | Premium package | Sport Package | Heated seats
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-20-2014, 01:59 PM
CALWATERBOY DUE's Avatar
CALWATERBOY DUE CALWATERBOY DUE is offline
Reregistered User
Location: Fog City, California
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 4,884
Mein Auto: 09 E93 335i somewhat mod
Quote:
Originally Posted by turboracing350z View Post
Has anyone had this problem before? I used my washers yesterday to clean the windows.. When I was done I noticed the water leaking from under the car.. Meaning the water that was sprayed from the car leaked down being normal couse it has to go somewhere..But it stayed leaking all day... Today the car said Washer Fluid Low??

Y'know, I seem to remember this once or twice. Try Googling!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-20-2014, 04:29 PM
White94RX White94RX is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Atlanta
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 600
Mein Auto: E39 540
The pumps leak, not the tanks. And it's super common. I replace them all the time at work

BMW Level 1 Master Tech
2006 E60 M5
2006 E60 525i
2001 E39 540i (sold!)
__________________
BMW Level 1 Master Certified
2001 BMW 540i
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-20-2014, 05:23 PM
Fish23's Avatar
Fish23 Fish23 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,105
Mein Auto: 2014 BMW 535xi GT
If it stayed leaking that long, one would have to suspect the reservoir first and then work towards the pimp and then the flluid outlets at the windshield. Perhaps a hose came loose on the supply side of the pump that slowly drained fluid from the from the reservoir.

It is a fairly simple system but perhaps hose routing makes tracking down the leak source challenging.

Good luck.......


Sent from BimmerApp mobile appo
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-20-2014, 06:16 PM
Nordic_Kat's Avatar
Nordic_Kat Nordic_Kat is offline
(oO (||||) (||||) Oo)
Location: Texas
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 7,593
Mein Auto: 2009 328i E93 MT
If I understand this correctly, the reservoir/pump leaking is a result of using generic (ammonia containing) washer fluid. We ran into this recently with our MB. Tank had to be replaced. Indy cautioned to only use "approved" washer fluid.
__________________
If your sport doesn't put blood, dirt or grease under your fingernails,
then it's just a game.

Euro Modded|Split Armrest|Rear Foglight Mod|BMW Performance Exhaust|CDV Delete|Shark Fin Antenna Delete|Front Reflector Delete|LUX H8 Angel Eyes|328i|3 Pedals|Das Fahren im Freien| BMWCCA#445793
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-20-2014, 06:21 PM
turboracing350z turboracing350z is offline
twintturbo
Location: Palm Springs CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335i
Thanks.. Ima try looking for the leak & see what I find.


2008 BMW 335i Sedan
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-20-2014, 06:26 PM
turboracing350z turboracing350z is offline
twintturbo
Location: Palm Springs CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 14
Mein Auto: 2008 BMW 335i
Thanks!! I'll try looking for the leak.. Let's see what happens


2008 BMW 335i Sedan
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-13-2015, 12:45 PM
donomiller donomiller is offline
Registered User
Location: nashville
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 66
Mein Auto: 335i convertible
Turbo what did you find? I have the same issue
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-13-2015, 12:58 PM
vytama vytama is offline
Registered User
Location: pa
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 77
Mein Auto: 13 535 M-sport & 07 328xi
I have had couple issues with washer leaks: couple years ago I replaced the pump because of leak and about a month ago - filler hose which was cracked in multiple places and would leak while filling up.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-13-2015, 03:15 PM
Wongway Wongway is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Pittsburgh
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 883
Mein Auto: 2011 E90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
If I understand this correctly, the reservoir/pump leaking is a result of using generic (ammonia containing) washer fluid. We ran into this recently with our MB. Tank had to be replaced. Indy cautioned to only use "approved" washer fluid.
Ahh, good thing to keep note of and look out for, thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-13-2015, 05:52 PM
bocabimmer's Avatar
bocabimmer bocabimmer is offline
Found the Search Button
Location: South Florida
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,132
Mein Auto: 2007 E92 328i, 2014 i3
Not only is the pump a cheaper place to start, but statistically speaking it is the most likely based on responses here to be the problem. ...and then there's he fact that is what it was with my car so therefore it must be that.
__________________
2014 i3 BEV
2007 328i (E92) - BMW Performance exhaust, short shift kit, handbrake and steering wheel trim - CDV delete - CREE LED corona rings - LED license plate lights
2006 325i (E90) - SOLD - projector headlights, backline taillights - satin grilles - shadowline trim - style 338 wheels
2000 ML430 - SOLD - heavily modded, I miss that truck
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-13-2015, 06:34 PM
tony(topaz,SMG)'s Avatar
tony(topaz,SMG) tony(topaz,SMG) is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Atlanta
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 212
Mein Auto: '11 335i,'88 M3, '15 X5,
Mine was leaking from the pump. it's easily removed from the reservoir and the replacement was fairly cheap.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-14-2015, 07:15 AM
need4speed's Avatar
need4speed need4speed is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: South Carolina
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,347
Mein Auto: 16 435 CV Msport PPK/335d
common issue. I had mine replaced in Feb. N4S
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-14-2015, 11:12 AM
Wongway Wongway is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Pittsburgh
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 883
Mein Auto: 2011 E90
I haven't really googled hard yet, though I get the impression you need to remove the passenger front wheel and wheel lining to get access to that pump to replace?

The last time I had to do this, was on my E83, and that was way easier to access. Just pop open the hood and unscrew the bolt and pull the reservoir out.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-14-2015, 11:12 AM
Wongway Wongway is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Pittsburgh
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 883
Mein Auto: 2011 E90
edit:
Sorry for the double post. Comcast's sporadic outages out here at the moment for some strange reason...

Last edited by Wongway; 10-14-2015 at 12:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-14-2015, 11:36 AM
bocabimmer's Avatar
bocabimmer bocabimmer is offline
Found the Search Button
Location: South Florida
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,132
Mein Auto: 2007 E92 328i, 2014 i3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wongway View Post
I haven't really googled hard yet, though I get the impression you need to remove the passenger front wheel and wheel lining to get access to that pump to replace?



The last time I had to do this, was on my E83, and that was way easier to access. Just pop open the hood and unscrew the bolt and pull the reservoir out.

Yup. That's it. After a couple times it can be done in a matter of minutes.
__________________
2014 i3 BEV
2007 328i (E92) - BMW Performance exhaust, short shift kit, handbrake and steering wheel trim - CDV delete - CREE LED corona rings - LED license plate lights
2006 325i (E90) - SOLD - projector headlights, backline taillights - satin grilles - shadowline trim - style 338 wheels
2000 ML430 - SOLD - heavily modded, I miss that truck
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-14-2015, 11:56 AM
Big Ace's Avatar
Big Ace Big Ace is online now
BMW CCA #405768
Location: Ft Lauderdale
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 174
Mein Auto: 2015 435i Gran Coupe
When I had my '08 E39 I had the same problem. It was a washer between the tank and the pump. It was a quick fix, but a pain in the neck.
__________________
=Allan=
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms