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Old 12-11-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Coolant leak help

Any ideas on what part this is loosing coolant ? it's too the bottom left of the engine when looking towards the radiator opposite side to expansion tank, it's a right hand drive 320Ci 2002.

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Old 12-11-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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It looks like the A/C compressor, so I would venture a guess that it's oil from the compressor, unless something's leaking above it.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:11 AM   #4
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looking at realoem last night i think that is the steering pump ?

i put red coolant in when i changed the expansion tank, the steering oil is also red :/ but looking at the whats coming out i would say im 95% sure its coolant.....

mmmmmm becoming a nightmare at 151K miles lol
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:13 AM   #5
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sorry your right its the compressor.... i hope its just the water pump or sumthing leaking
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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some rad weld fixed it for the mean time been about a month
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