notice smoke/hot air from front right grill is this normal cooling does not smell antifreeze?

Asked by Dec 27, 2012 at 09:20 AM about the 2007 BMW 5 Series 530xi

Question type: General

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Did you open the hood and see where it's coming from?

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Inspecting to find the source would be a safe bet. Then perhaps we could help. Visible smoke is never normal or good. Did you spill any fluids in the area of your fan shroud?

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The most common cause of such is coolant leak from stress crack in the radiator around where the upper rad hose is attached. Check for white residue there to confirm.

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You may also have a bleeder screw that has cracked. Very common and about $3.50 to replace. The ABS just craps out after 5-7 years.

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thank you very much I will try to ascertain where smoke is originating from thanks to all

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