Question about 1999 BMW 318 ti
My son was in the car idleing (with girlfriend) when he suddenly noticed steam coming from under the hood. He got out and found water all over the ground. He called me to help. When I got there we were able to find enough water to fill the radiator only to see it poor out from where the engine meets the transmission. I loosened the radiator cap and carefully drove it home. The temp gauge never passed normal. Today I tried to fill the radiator with water only to have it poor out from the same place at the rear of the engine. All i can see back there is a junction block with 3 water hoses and some electrical connections. But that doesn't look like where it is leaking from. There are other hoses back there but it looks like you would have to remove the engine head to replace them.
See attached pic of the coolant hoses and see if any are in the vicinity of where the water is coming from at the rear of the engine:
here is your heater core which would also carry coolant. it has 2 hoses that go in and come out of the core. see if water is coming from one of these hoses.
head should not have to be removed to replace the hoses and/or heater core, but it will not be the easiest job either.
good luck & hope this helped.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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