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Bmw 728i over heating problem

My bmw 728i has an over heating problem, the radiator water filling bottle cracked with the pressure, i have to fill the tank with aprox 5 litres every 8 hours or so. the car has cut out on me twice while the tempreture gauge is showing max tempreture. is it the head gasket going or maybe the water pump ristricting normal water flow through my engine ?

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The thermostat and water pump are both common failure points on BMW 6-cyl engines of this era. I would recommend checking the thermostat first, then moving on to the water pump. If the vehicle has overheated several times, you may need to remove the cylinder head and have it checked for warp.

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U need to change the coolant on ur bmw.

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