add coolant


Asked by Jul 29, 2015 at 08:29 AM about the 2001 BMW 7 Series 740i

Question type: General

I purchased a 2001 740 I series BMW and it says to add coolant so I put some anti-freeze mixture with water in the car turned on the heat and added it in. Now the car is getting hot

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Tom Demyan

I'm assuming you didn't bleed the system when you added the coolant? Search online for the procedure, car cold, heater on, remove bleeder screw, add coolant till no more air bubbles. But if the coolant is low there is a leak somewhere, replace the part or the whole cooling system as BMW's don't like overheating.


Find yourself a GOOD BMW garage- you're gonna need it-

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So are you saying I have made a bad decision in purchasing this automobile

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Tom Demyan

maybe not a bad decision, the price was probably nice, but the car, specially the 7 series will require a lot of cash to maintain it. Join a BMW forum like to know exactly what your getting into and listen to jamnblues, if you don't DIY, you will need a good mechanic, and parts are expensive. Good Luck!

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Not at all. The E38 is a very good car, I love them and hope find find a nice 740i sport some time soon. Like Tom said, if you don't DIY, find a good mechanic. They can get expensive if they were/are poorly maintained.


Well I took your advice and I am returning the BMW 740 I, I had it 2days and it over heated kept saying add coolant which I did , but after all the research I did and the comments about the car the car dealer agreed to return the car and let me pick something else. Thanks wish me luck . .Juan


Sorry it didn't work out for you. I can understand not everyone has a strange enjoyment for fixing these cars like me, haha. Good luck with whatever you end up with!


If I had any mechanic abilities, I would have kept made a project but being able to work on a BMW is 100% cost effective, but no BMW knowledge and parts equals alot of money I dont have..Thanks for everything, Juan

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