Mechanics

BURNING ANTIFREEZE

1999 BMW 540

Engine Cooling problem
1999 BMW 540 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles

My car is burning antifreeze but nothing is on on the ground. I have to add coolant at least once a week because it keep saying check coolant level. Is it possible I need to replace the radiator top because of evacuation? I have a new water pump and thermostat. Please assist if possible.

I'm sorry I forgot to mention I had a pressure test performed and nothing wrong showed during the test. I've also had my oil ring and gaskets recently replaced because of white exhaust smoke.
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Ynotluvmo
July 14, 2008.




I recommend starting with a pressure test for the cooling system and you can then see where the coolant is escaping to. The radiator in your car should only last for about 6 or 7 years and at the mileage you quoted, I think it's possible that the cooling system will require some attention.

Dr. Hagerty
Jul 14, 2008.


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