What a disappointment!!
I have a 2001 530i with 92K miles on it. a few weeks ago my oil light came
on so I put in a quart of oil because it did show a little low. 300 miles
later it came on again.. i said, oh oh, so decided to take it to the shop.
Well, just the weekend before I planned to do that.. the radiator busted..
Coolant all over the engine compartment had oil mixed with it. Towed to the
dealer.. what a surprise!! they said, the oil is leaking into the coolant..
could be a busted head gasket.
They opened my motor to replce Gasket alongwith the replacement of radiator...
at cost of over 3K.
The BMW service mechanic ( supposedly with 15 years experience ) could not
find the source of leak. The head gasket looked fine... suggested to send the
head out for pressure test. If no leak found.. time to replace the motor.
All you BMW enthusiasts, novices and expert....I ask you for your opinion..
do you think it is a normal thing for an E39 motor to have such leak
developed in the head or the engine block that I lost 4 quarts of oil into
cooling system within 3 - 4 weeks.
Shouldn't the BMW USA step upto the plate and take responsibility for a