Coolant Level Too Low

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  1. Fairus Fahmi

    Fairus Fahmi New Member

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    Dear All, need some advise. my car is 523 year 2007. Start form last week, my car got sign "Coolant level too low" then i check the tank yes coolant is low. Then i go and buy a coolant oil at Petronas i top up with water until full. after 3 days my car got same sign "Coolant level to low". please advise is it normal what? and also what is the price if need to repair.

    thanks..
     
  2. gendong

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    There might be a leak in the cooling system bro. Noticed any liquid under the car at ur parking garage? Suggest to go to ur mechanic and inspect. it could be as simple as a leaking hose. price range depends on what need to be changed.
     
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    no. i dint see any liquid ant at garage floor.. under engine bay also no sign any liquid. i am wondering where the coolant go.
     
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    worst case scenario, its mixing with ur engine oil. Check your oil coolers bro. also look at the engine oil cap n in the coolant tank if there are indication of oil/water mixture.
     
  5. Fairus Fahmi

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    Please advise.. how to check this one.. i new with BMW.
     
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    Normally workshop would perform a pressure test on the cooling system. Then can see where the leak is
     
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    Thanks Gendong. Do you know best workshop KL Area?
     
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    choose one that is most convenient for u bro. where do u normally send ur car to? where do u live?
     
  9. Fairus Fahmi

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    I just buy this car two month ago.. first service early this month i sent to Auto Bavaria Sg Besi. but that time this problem not come out. only last week got this issue. i live at Nilai, working at Segambut KL. maybe i can go on 1 mei, if workshop open.
     
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    In Segambut, u can go to Wearnes Autohaus. They used to be an Official Dealer for BMW. Still servicing BMWs. Guess thats nearer to u.
     
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    Owh ya. really near to my office. i try to call them later to book. thanks Gendong. really appreciate.
     
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    no prob bro. all the best!
     
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    Mind to share the experience with the workshop? Looking for a reliable bmw workshop nearby sentul/segambut as well.. ps. Model e63
     
  14. Fairus Fahmi

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    Hi Dannyvxe, i do my car at Bangi. M Tune Motorsport. my car now no more coolant leak. i have change the Thermostat and few hose. cost around RM 500.
     
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    Hi BMW E60 member, i planning to buy a second hand E60 523i, Do u mind to share , if there's any issues about this car and maintenance cost? which parts need to change after purchase? what are the main concerns only for weekend drive. appreciate you can share your experience. Thanks Thanks
     
  16. Fairus Fahmi

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    Hi Blue White, so far my car not much problem, just a small thing and that normal. maintenance cost for me not too expensive and not too cheaper. depend on workshop la. before purchase maybe you need to check on wiring, all cooler hose, and also all wear and tear item. you know la used car not all the time they park under the roof. what year made are you looking?
     
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    Hi Fairus Fahmi, Thanks for you reply, looking for year 2008 or 2009, :D
     
  18. nurv

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    Usually the under carriage is covered, as a result you wont see any of such spills on the floor unless their is bucket loads of liquid leaking.
    By the way you got a good deal for the parts replaced, last year I had to change similar things at it cost me around 1K, youre lucky man, lol.

    First and foremost ask the seller to provide you with complete service detail of the car, you want to see if the car is serviced at regular intervals. I usually ask the seller not to drive the car if possible on the day of viewing as I want to start the car from cold and see how it starts or if the engine makes any noises. Another thing you want to check if the car is driven regularly, as a car that is not driven regularly might develop problems.
    Request the seller to allow you to get the car inspected by a professional and a reputable mechanic, get the mechanic to do a complete diagnostics and physically inspect the car. Proceed only if the car is in good condition, having said that it would be a good idea to replace transmission fluid soon after purchase. One last thing, make sure you check the error/fault history in ECU and look for any errors related to active steering, this is a very common issue with E60's.

    Bro, youre buying a BMW, everything will be expensive :)
     
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