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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Coolant leak??!!

Can anybody tell me what this is??? It's leaking coolant!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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Looks to be coolant... Either that or rock salt!
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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I mean that's where the coolant is leaking from I just need to know what that is......?????
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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Prob just wiper fluid.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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Not wiper fluid!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:05 AM   #6
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Anybody???
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:06 AM   #7
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Prob just wiper fluid.
That's what I'd say too, having just went through the process of removing my headlights with the cold weather package headlight washers.

Does your car have the headlight washers?

It's hard to tell exactly what the heck you took a picture of too - try another but back off the zoom. where is this component located?
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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Certianly looks like the headlight washer valve under the headlight.... I would be really suprised if that was coolant and not windshield wiper fluid.......

If it REALLY is coolant then you have a rad leak on that side somewhere. But I can not see hopw it would be possible to find its way to there.

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #9
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You sure it's not coolant? Looks like the motor for one of the nozzles to wash the headlights.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
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You should smell it and if it smells sweet its coolant
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:15 PM   #11
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That's definitely the telescoping nozzle for your headlight washers. I just replaced mine. They are like $70 or so, not cheap.
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