2003 BMW 325 clear liquid dripping

Tiny
MELLVINA BACON
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  • 2003 BMW 325
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 55,000 MILES
A couple a hours ago I notice on the driveway a clear grease type liquid. I looked under the car and saw small drops coming from the middle section of the engine area. Before I take it to the mechaniz I need some Idea what it is. It just started today. I rarely drive the car.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 4:13 PM

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Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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A clear liquid that is somewhat greasy. Is everything else working normally?
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
MELLVINA BACON
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This is respond to my question that was answered with a question. Yes, the car is working normally, not problems, just the clear grease type liquid that was coming from under the hood.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
DR. HAGERTY
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Did you have the air conditioning on?
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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HI there,

Thank you for the donation.

This liquid that you describe is not what we would normally find in a motor car, so what I will do is describe as best I can what we would normally consider usual fluids associated with your car and may be this will help solve this problem.

1 Engine oil, will be black thick & very identifiable as oil
2 Transmission oil Red in colour thinner than engine oil
3 power steering fluid, same as trans oil.
4 Brake fluid, More a water type consistency but more tactile to touch, can be clear to opaque in colour or blue or green, often will foam up a little if washed whit water.
5 Engine coolant, water based usually mixed with an anti freeze or anti boil corrosion inhabiter, comes in many colours, you will see yours if you check the surge tank.
6 washer fluid, water often mixed with a soluition of mild solvents to clean dirt from the screen.
7 A/C drain off, when the A/C is on moisture from the air is condensed with in the unit and drained away via a tube under the car, this will be clear water.

I hope that this is some help in identifing your problem.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 5:20 PM

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