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    Fault light

    Anyone knows what is this error?
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    Re: Fault light

    think coolant level low

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    Re: Fault light

    Coolant low....maybe somewhere is leaking ..

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    Re: Fault light

    coolant? must bring back to J4C. I just changed my radiator and all piping there before CNY.
    so fast leak.

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    Re: Fault light

    maybe never fit back tightly known problem for E90

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    Re: Fault light

    Calm the f**k down...

    Guys, coolant level low does not mean radiator is leaking. It means you have to top it up, preferably with distilled water.

    CityTypeZ, you need to do your homework - go read your owner's manual immediately.
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    Re: Fault light

    Quote Originally Posted by jinooi View Post
    Calm the f**k down...

    Guys, coolant level low does not mean radiator is leaking. It means you have to top it up, preferably with distilled water.

    CityTypeZ, you need to do your homework - go read your owner's manual immediately.
    cos this did not happen before i change the radiator recently. maybe I just send in to check

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    Re: Fault light

    Quote Originally Posted by CityTypeZ View Post
    cos this did not happen before i change the radiator recently. maybe I just send in to check
    consider these facts before you send your car to the workshop.

    1) you changed your radiator in Jan 12. this was about 2 months ago.

    2) water evaporates / boils away at high temps.

    3) the operating temp of the water in the radiator reaches past 100 deg C. the coolant in the water and the high pressure in the radiator prevents it from boiling. but some vapour will still escape.

    do 3 things before you head to the workshop:-
    1) top up the radiator with distilled water (read your owner's manual to find out where and how to do it.)

    2) make sure the radiator cap is securely fastened.

    3) before you drive off (after car is stationary for some time, e.g. overnight) check whether there's leakage, i.e. is there a puddle of water under your car. some water may be from the air-con condenser but this will be colourless. if your radiator is leaking, the water will be slightly greenish / bluish in colour (depending on the colour of the coolant).

    you might save yourself and the workshop some valuable time... 'cos if you head to the workshop now, they will do the same thing and give you the same advice.

    if your radiator is indeed leaking, the water temp in your car will rise very quickly and trust me, you it will be difficult to ignore.again, pls read the owner's manual to find out where the water temp gauge in your car is...

    hope this helps...
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    Re: Fault light

    Quote Originally Posted by jinooi View Post
    consider these facts before you send your car to the workshop.

    1) you changed your radiator in Jan 12. this was about 2 months ago.

    2) water evaporates / boils away at high temps.

    3) the operating temp of the water in the radiator reaches past 100 deg C. the coolant in the water and the high pressure in the radiator prevents it from boiling. but some vapour will still escape.

    do 3 things before you head to the workshop:-
    1) top up the radiator with distilled water (read your owner's manual to find out where and how to do it.)

    2) make sure the radiator cap is securely fastened.

    3) before you drive off (after car is stationary for some time, e.g. overnight) check whether there's leakage, i.e. is there a puddle of water under your car. some water may be from the air-con condenser but this will be colourless. if your radiator is leaking, the water will be slightly greenish / bluish in colour (depending on the colour of the coolant).

    you might save yourself and the workshop some valuable time... 'cos if you head to the workshop now, they will do the same thing and give you the same advice.

    if your radiator is indeed leaking, the water temp in your car will rise very quickly and trust me, you it will be difficult to ignore.again, pls read the owner's manual to find out where the water temp gauge in your car is...

    hope this helps...
    will do that, thanks bro

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