Using coolant

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Tonyfraser
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Using coolant

Post by Tonyfraser » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:19 am

Hi guys. I have a D3 Bi turbo on an 58 plate. I’m using a lot of coolant. About a litre a week. I can’t find any physical leaks and it’s not overheating. Are there any known issues with head gasket going and not pressurising the system? No water in the oil and no carbon smells in the expansion tank. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Using coolant

Post by Bri-E » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:47 pm

Hi Tony, you may EGR issues, if yours hasn't been changed by BMW recall. Suggest you check that out as a possible answer
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Re: Using coolant

Post by Tonyfraser » Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:50 am

Thanks for that. I’ll have a look into it. I have had a dpf removal and recode. Plus the egr was capped off. Could be the issue. Cheers.

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