My wife and I were sitting in the car while i filled out a paper, the car had been idle for quite awhile, and she told me the car was smoking. So I turned it off and popped the hood and then I saw green coolant leaking on the pavement on both sides of the car. It was all around inside the car, mainly in the area of the radiator itself, but it looked almost as if it had exploded. I let it cool down and looked, but couldn't find a spot the radiator blew or a hose that had blown, the place you put the coolant in was empty, so after filling it with alot of water the level finally stopped dropping, i've been driving it carefully and the level doesn't seem to alter much. Please give me advice on things to do to prevent this from happening again, also could this of caused any other damage, like to the head gausket or anything? thank you

Asked by Jul 02, 2007 at 05:09 PM about the 1992 BMW 5 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1992 BMW 518i, 5 speed manual transmission, Euro spec, right hand drive. Vin-wbaha12020ba42824

1 Answer

32,365

Not sure if you've solved the issue yet. Isn't green fluid transmission fluid? Did you make sure the transmission fluid is ok?

Your Answer

BMW 5 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,110
  • #2
    Michael Branan
    Reputation
    780
  • #3
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,047 Great Deals out of 31,559 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 7 Series
160 Great Deals out of 6,030 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
587 Great Deals out of 23,334 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW M5
13 Great Deals out of 626 listings starting at $12,900
Used BMW M3
42 Great Deals out of 1,432 listings starting at $4,990
Used Honda Accord
1,020 Great Deals out of 62,741 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 5 Series For Sale
1,466 listings starting at $51,488
2017 BMW 5 Series For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 3,598 listings starting at $48,011
2016 BMW 5 Series For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 694 listings starting at $26,991
2015 BMW 5 Series For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 516 listings starting at $19,480
2014 BMW 5 Series For Sale
174 Great Deals out of 3,626 listings starting at $14,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.