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Old 09-03-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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Coolant looks low, coolant light not on

Just picked up a 1999 328i from a relative. Drove about 30 miles home no problems, no lights. After checking the coolant about 6 hours after getting home, the float is at the lowest level possible, not floating. Car was on level ground. I would think the car is cool enough to check the coolant? So should I add more coolant or wait and check later? I'm new to E46's. Help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 09-03-2018, 07:37 PM   #2
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Just picked up a 1999 328i from a relative. Drove about 30 miles home no problems, no lights. After checking the coolant about 6 hours after getting home, the float is at the lowest level possible, not floating. Car was on level ground. I would think the car is cool enough to check the coolant? So should I add more coolant or wait and check later? I'm new to E46's. Help is appreciated. Thanks.

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I would add till it shows the 2nd ball popping out and drive a bit maybe a day see if it moved after full cool down, I just had a shop do my system with a flush and been topping it with just a splash twice in one month but I think more.my paranoia and it's still bleeding air out since I only provide them with 1 gallon of coolant for the whole cooling component replacment job.

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Old 09-04-2018, 01:43 AM   #3
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I would add till it shows the 2nd ball popping out and drive a bit maybe a day see if it moved after full cool down, I just had a shop do my system with a flush and been topping it with just a splash twice in one month but I think more.my paranoia and it's still bleeding air out since I only provide them with 1 gallon of coolant for the whole cooling component replacment job.

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Awesome thanks! We'll see how it goes!

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