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      04-20-2016, 11:24 AM   #1
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Low Coolant Warning

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Had a weird experience this morning with the M. I got in my car this morning and started it cold. After a few minutes of idling I got an error stating that I was low on coolant. The car has 39,000 miles on it and isn't due for service until June. I was able to get it on a lift to see if there were any leaks.Thankfully I couldn't find any! I refilled my reservoir and my error light went away seems like all is okay now.

I'm just curious if it makes any sense that the car would be burning coolant or if there is any logical reason why I would lose coolant if there is no leak.
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http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1052661

I see you have a 2013, has yours coolant tubings been retrofitted ?
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      04-20-2016, 11:42 AM   #3
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I see you have a 2013, has yours coolant tubings been retrofitted ?
I honestly wouldn't know. I picked up the car a month ago from Park Ave Group. I guess I will have to take it to the dealer to find out.
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I honestly wouldn't know. I picked up the car a month ago from Park Ave Group. I guess I will have to take it to the dealer to find out.

You better find out real soon.
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      04-20-2016, 12:23 PM   #5
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I have a '13 w 37k on the clock. Two weeks ago same warning. Topped off myself and warning went away. I had a service the next week and shared with my dealer. They did a pressure test and everything is good
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You better find out real soon.
Just called the dealership they have record of it being done last May. I'm due for service in two weeks anyway so they're going to check it out.
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I have a '13 w 37k on the clock. Two weeks ago same warning. Topped off myself and warning went away. I had a service the next week and shared with my dealer. They did a pressure test and everything is good
Hopefully it'll be the same for me. Getting it checked out when it goes in for service.
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Just called the dealership they have record of it being done last May. I'm due for service in two weeks anyway so they're going to check it out.
that's good to hear. Hope the dealer will find out the issue (fault) for you.
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      04-20-2016, 08:43 PM   #9
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If you pop the plastic cover over the turbos and see heat-shielding on the turbo coolant pipes, it has had the update.

BTW, to confirm... which coolant - IC or Radiator? Which one did you fill up... one on the driver-side or passenger-side?
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      04-20-2016, 08:45 PM   #10
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If you pop the plastic cover over the turbos and see heat-shielding on the turbo coolant pipes, it has had the update.

BTW, to confirm... which coolant - IC or Radiator? Which one did you fill up... one on the driver-side or passenger-side?
The car didn't state low ic coolant it was complaining about engine coolant. I refilled in the reservoir on the drivers side and the error went away.
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      04-20-2016, 10:13 PM   #11
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Usually but not always, if the coolant is low, the system has a leak. I would bring it in to have it checked especially if your warranty is expiring soon. Do you smell burnt coolant after a spirited run?
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      04-25-2016, 11:32 AM   #12
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Nope haven't smelled any coolant...... Im away traveling this week so I haven't really been with the car to see if anything would have changed since i refilled it.
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silver heat sheild sleaves mean they may have just checked the lines and fitted the sleaves, if they still leak new turbo lines are required.

Mine has the heat sheild sleaves AND leaks from the small flexi lines in them so goes in this Wednesday to have new lines fitted.

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      05-02-2016, 04:50 PM   #14
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Scheduled my service its going in tomorrow. They're going to check everything out.
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      05-03-2016, 06:46 PM   #15
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So i just got word back from Life Quality BMW. It's leaking coolant from the Turbo Lines . Looks like the start of a long week!

The best part is they don't have a loaner to give me so I'll be stuck driving the wife's Beetle
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When the dealer replaced mine I got it back the next day. You should get it back quick. Make sure they replace the lines going to both turbos as if the lines going to one turbo needs to be replaced it is likely the other set will soon fail too. It will save you another trip to the dealer.
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Its a couple of hours to replace the lines, it may be they needed to order the parts.
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