Hi, hoping someone can shed some light.
Around a year ago my beloved 00' E46 316i se ran into a few overheating issues.
Its a 1.9l Inline 4 from factory and from what I can gather these engines were created for the 318i e36's.
The car was bought on 54k and was absolutely mint, around 6 months...
06 530i with 152k.
To make a long story short, I think I have oil in my coolant and would like to get ideas on what would be the likely cause? The long story is below.
I saw smoke/steam coming from under my hood one rainy day waiting at a stop light. I thought the car was overheating even...
I purchased a 2012 528i (turbo, M package) last week from a used car lot. The very next morning the low coolant light came on. A mechanic near me looked in the coolant reservoir and showed me it was basically sludge. He added water, and I went straight back to the car lot. They said the thing...
My friend purchased a beautiful 645Ci (2004) and after a day he got "coolant low" message. I got worried after opening the coolant tank and observing something that really looks like oil mixed with coolant :eek:. Oil cap is full of creamy yellow stuff. I got even more alarmed after...
so recently i bought a 525i for 500.
the previous owner said that he replaced the radiator
due to oil in the coolant. this car overheats fast, oil in the
coolant, water in the valve cover lid, white smoke, no fouled spark plugs,
also this white/grey cottage cheeze oily substance is in my air...
i have a 90' 525i with 97xxx miles on it.
i bought for cheap (500) with the hopes
that this problem was small. both the spark plugs
and oil show no signs of coolant, but the oil in the
radiator is outstanding. the car runs smooth, and recently
the previous owner put in a new radiator...