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After 10 minutes driving BMW 740 il heated up, Fluid is

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After 10 minutes driving BMW 740 il heated up
JA: HHave you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?
Customer: Fluid is being lost but no apparent leak!
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 1997 740 IL
JA: What year is your BMW?
Customer: 1997
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Mechanic shop wants $2,000 to fix but cannot tell what's wrong!
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No that I know of.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
This is after 10 min of cold start?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 5 months ago.

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thank you for your attention to the rating requirement.

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unfortunately that points to a blown head gasket (or worse - cracked head or block).

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this is consistnent with coolant loss without a leak as the coolant would be consumed by the engine.

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you should have testing for a breach of the cooling system carried out immediately to verify the cause. If you need a new shop check out www.bimmershops.com or www.bimrs.org for options

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Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.