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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago
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can you please clarify your question?
did you want to know what to do if you have oil in your coolant?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Yed
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

you have a blown headgasket, cracked head, or cracked block. you need to have a leak down test carried out to localize the failure.

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...

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How to do localize test ?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I mean leak down test.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

you need to have a shop preform a leak down test with proper equipment. this will localize it. you can't do this test at home. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I visit mechanic near to me. Which equipment required?
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

just ask if they can preform a leakdown test.

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

it requires a compressor and a leak down tester

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They are not expert in German. That's the reason I am asking here. Does compression test tells exact issue?
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

a leakdown test is a leakdown test on any engine. it doesn't matter if its german or not.

no a compression test does not tell the exact issue, a leakdown test will.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
If compression test doesn't confirm... What is required for leak down test?
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

please see my answer above. an air compressor and leak down tester is required. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

that does not change the answer unless somebody poured oil into the coolant bottle

as the question has been answered, please kindly click on a positive rating

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Just came to shop, he know how to do compression test. He doesn't know what is leak down test.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

take the car to a different shop.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Visible observation... Radiator also with cream.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry is that a question?

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

You have a blown head gasket, cracked head, or cracked block. If the shop you are at cannot diagnose the issue, you need to take the car somewhere that can.

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BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

as the question has been answered, please kindly click on a positive rating

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
That's easy answer, i need to spend minimum 1200$ to do Engine work.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago

I am not sure what it is you want me to tell you. You asked what the next step was. The next step is a leak down test. Did I not answer your question?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
That's what I am asking what is leak down test?
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago
https://mobiloil.com/en/article/car-maintenance/car-maintenance-archive/how-to-do-a-leakdown-test
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Mechanic says engine looks ok. It may be trans oil
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago
hi, if you have a new question about transmission oil in the coolant, please open a new question, per site policy. as the present question about engine oil has been answered, please kindly select a positive rating
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I said oil mix with coolant,. I do not know it's trans or engine oil.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago
I have answered the original question and many additional questions. If you would like to open a new line of questioning, you will need to do so per site policy. Oil is engine oil, not transmission fluid.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok, just checking compression, compression shows 95 in first 2 cylinders
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago
I am not sure if that is a question or not. Please kindly click on a positive rating to ensure I receive credit for my time and answer.
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Any one contacting expert mechanic, means ..expect more than normal mechanic knows. But your answer is not satisfied as same answers i get from Google. I contacted other mechanic laat week for my friend car,. He answered in expert way.
BMW Mechanic: Steve, BMW Expert replied 8 months ago
I have answered at least 15 different questions, I am not sure what it is you want to know or what "answering in an expert way" means.
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