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2000 bmw has leak problem from heavy rains is this a common problem for bmw 3-series

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If it leaks from the rear near the brake light in the back window then the seal around the antena on thr roof is bad.

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It is big problem is you drive in lake, then it leak all the time

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Cabin heater not working or not working good enough in BMW 3 series.


A common problem in the BMW 3 series of the 99 - 2002 year is that when there is a leak in the cooling system for what ever reason ( perished hoses leak in the 3 series a lot along with expansions bottles, radiators ) air leaks in as tiny amounts of water leave through the leak.
This air rises to the highest point in the cooling system which is the internal cabin heater matrix radiator in the 3 series models of the pre-said years.
As it fills with air over time the water pump can no longer circulate the coolant ( A pump designed for liquid will not move air only liquid ) leaving the internal cabin heater matrix radiator empty ,the coolant now takes the alternative route hence no heat.
A temporary solution is to put in more water or coolant remembering to ;

1 Loosen the air bleed screw or remove it when doing so.
2 Do it while the engine is running and cold and the pump is rotating.
3 Make sure the heating in the car is on full tempeture so as to allow the water to flow up and into the internal radiator.
4 Leave the bleed screw open for five minutes so to be sure all the air has purged.

After that tighten it and replace the filler cap and you should be good to go. if it does not fix the problem bring it to a garage to have the system pressure checked for leaks. they may also do a sniffer test to see if there is any combustion gases in there that should not be, this may indicate major machanical failure of the engine block head gasket or more common in the 2000 318 's is a cracked engine block head which needs total replacement.

So remember! practice and enjoy :)

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You very likely have a leaking sunroof. Could also be the window, but only if it's been raining REALLY hard.

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take off the inner door skin and check the polythene liner is fixed/sealed all round, as any gaps will allow water to pass into the car.....

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Bmw states to disconnect the battery before disconnecting any airbag system. Just take off the negative side and wait 5 minutes for the system to discharge. There are 3 10mm bolts holding the side airbag in place. Pop out the plug connector with a small screwdriver and your good to go. Also be careful when peeling back the grey door membrane. It keeps the water from entering the inside of the vehicle when it rains or during a car wash. If it tears when removing replacement is reccomended or water could leak in and soak your carpet. Leaves a nasty smell.

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I have a coolant leak on my 2000 BMW 528i and now it overheating.


Pressure test cooling system to determine origin of leak. Radiator and coolant reservoirs are common problems. Vehicle is very difficult to purge air from cooling system and may take multiple times of idling until thermostat opens. Sometimes help to rev engine to about 2500 rpm 5-8 times to help build heat and move coolant through system. Must have heater on while performing this task.

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might be water inside the car leaked in slowly from the soft top in heavy rain, does the car smell slighly inside when all windows are closed? take the seats out and remove the water under the carpets, then leave everything to dry by slightly opening the windows for moisture to escape, try parking the car in the sun..........

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Everytime it rains really hard rain gets in the car. There is a 2 or 3 inches in the passenger side floor board.


I have the same problem with my 91' 318. Water is coming in from the outside air intake at the base of the front windshield, under the black vent covers. If the basin fills up, water enters the vent system throught the outside air intake. Solution: there is a drain line at the fire wall, easily accessible between the firewall and engine block. It drains water from the basin. It becomes clogged with dirt, and prevents water from draining. However, after further inspection of mine I noticed that during periods of HEAVY rain, even a clean drain line is inadequate to drain that volume of water and the same happens. See attached link. Good Luck

http://e30.bmwdiy.info/passenger-water-leak/index.html

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