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Old 09-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Anybody have any idea what type of coolant is recommended to use for a 2004 BMW 330Ci? I started my car coming home from work today and the coolant light came on but only stayed on for about 10 seconds and then shut off. I figured I'd go ahead and check the level anyways after the car was done cooling down. Was hoping somebody could give me some advice in this department.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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The coolant sold by BMW, in a BMW bottle, is the only recommended coolant by BMW.

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
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BMW coolant. Mix 50/50 distilled water
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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in 50/50 mixture w/distilled water. Good to go.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
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Find the leak! I've had 2 water pumps go within 6 months of each other plus a leaking expansion tank in my other one. Symptoms were losing fluid perhaps like yours?

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