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      02-09-2021, 05:15 PM   #595
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this is happening to me right now =\
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      02-09-2021, 05:40 PM   #596
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guys quick question, I am taking my car into the dealer for this (i have reverted EVERYTHING back to stock) do you think they will some how find out i had a jb4 even if i take everything off?
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      02-10-2021, 12:07 AM   #597
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guys quick question, I am taking my car into the dealer for this (i have reverted EVERYTHING back to stock) do you think they will some how find out i had a jb4 even if i take everything off?
It's not a flash so they won't pick it up automatically, if it was a turbo or motor failure they will check boost levels but for something that they've seen a few times already they'll just replace the top mount.
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      02-10-2021, 12:15 AM   #598
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Would replacing charge cooler with CSF unit fix this from ever happening again?
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      02-10-2021, 12:46 AM   #599
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It's not a flash so they won't pick it up automatically, if it was a turbo or motor failure they will check boost levels but for something that they've seen a few times already they'll just replace the top mount.
thats what I am scared of, because lets say the top mount leaked into the valves, and then got into the engine or turbo somehow, then they would dig deeper...I am hoping this specific SA (Claudia) still works at a dealership nearby just so I can be absolutely worry free, also thank you for responding!!!
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can I get some opinions on this from people in this post please...my mechanic that was taking my car back to stock, told me I don't have a leak...they are a mechanic/body shop...he said that when my car got hit a couple weeks ago (they also repaired it) he said they drained the whole coolant systems air pressure and coolant... and didn't fill up the second reservoir..so when we kept pouring in coolant it was actually being sucked into the system and not leaking...he said they did pressure tests and driving tests, he's going to test drive it a bit longer today
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      02-10-2021, 06:17 PM   #601
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can I get some opinions on this from people in this post please...my mechanic that was taking my car back to stock, told me I don't have a leak...they are a mechanic/body shop...he said that when my car got hit a couple weeks ago (they also repaired it) he said they drained the whole coolant systems air pressure and coolant... and didn't fill up the second reservoir..so when we kept pouring in coolant it was actually being sucked into the system and not leaking...he said they did pressure tests and driving tests, he's going to test drive it a bit longer today
I believe they are two separate systems, I am not sure if draining the coolant system should drain the interchange coolant as well. You might also want to make sure they bleed the systems the right way.
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I believe they are two separate systems, I am not sure if draining the coolant system should drain the interchange coolant as well. You might also want to make sure they bleed the systems the right way.
so coming back to this for a sec! turns out everything IS fine with my car...its just when they were doing the body work on my car and fully bled it, they didnt fill up the secondary reservoir. and yes they are both connected, and that is why most people that have this leak issue (if the leak isnt bad) they can drive around for months before noticing because the main reservoir shoots up coolant up there, you wont really find out until either your car over heats or you check for yourself.
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I believe they are two separate systems, I am not sure if draining the coolant system should drain the interchange coolant as well. You might also want to make sure they bleed the systems the right way.
so coming back to this for a sec! turns out everything IS fine with my car...its just when they were doing the body work on my car and fully bled it, they didnt fill up the secondary reservoir. and yes they are both connected, and that is why most people that have this leak issue (if the leak isnt bad) they can drive around for months before noticing because the main reservoir shoots up coolant up there, you wont really find out until either your car over heats or you check for yourself.
I'm sorry but that's wrong. The S55 has two independent cooling circuits. The big bottle on the side of the CF brace feeds the hot-side circuit, the front radiator, turbos, engine block, etc. The small bottle on the TMIC feeds the cold-side circuit, the front intercooler (in front of the radiator), side intercooler. These circuits do not mix, and one level does not affect the other. There are different fill and purge procedures too.
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I believe they are two separate systems, I am not sure if draining the coolant system should drain the interchange coolant as well. You might also want to make sure they bleed the systems the right way.
so coming back to this for a sec! turns out everything IS fine with my car...its just when they were doing the body work on my car and fully bled it, they didnt fill up the secondary reservoir. and yes they are both connected, and that is why most people that have this leak issue (if the leak isnt bad) they can drive around for months before noticing because the main reservoir shoots up coolant up there, you wont really find out until either your car over heats or you check for yourself.
I'm sorry but that's wrong. The S55 has two independent cooling circuits. The big bottle on the side of the CF brace feeds the hot-side circuit, the front radiator, turbos, engine block, etc. The small bottle on the TMIC feeds the cold-side circuit, the front intercooler (in front of the radiator), side intercooler. These circuits do not mix, and one level does not affect the other. There are different fill and purge procedures too.
Don't be sorry, I'm trying to learn as much as I can, I looked at a couple charts like 2 days ago and they seem to be connected (in the diagrams I looked at on google) , also when I opened my secondary reservoir when testing a different color came back out so I thought it may have mixed with the main coolant
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I believe they are two separate systems, I am not sure if draining the coolant system should drain the interchange coolant as well. You might also want to make sure they bleed the systems the right way.
so coming back to this for a sec! turns out everything IS fine with my car...its just when they were doing the body work on my car and fully bled it, they didnt fill up the secondary reservoir. and yes they are both connected, and that is why most people that have this leak issue (if the leak isnt bad) they can drive around for months before noticing because the main reservoir shoots up coolant up there, you wont really find out until either your car over heats or you check for yourself.
I'm sorry but that's wrong. The S55 has two independent cooling circuits. The big bottle on the side of the CF brace feeds the hot-side circuit, the front radiator, turbos, engine block, etc. The small bottle on the TMIC feeds the cold-side circuit, the front intercooler (in front of the radiator), side intercooler. These circuits do not mix, and one level does not affect the other. There are different fill and purge procedures too.
It's been a confusing 2 days for me lolll
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      02-12-2021, 08:45 PM   #606
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I believe they are two separate systems, I am not sure if draining the coolant system should drain the interchange coolant as well. You might also want to make sure they bleed the systems the right way.
so coming back to this for a sec! turns out everything IS fine with my car...its just when they were doing the body work on my car and fully bled it, they didnt fill up the secondary reservoir. and yes they are both connected, and that is why most people that have this leak issue (if the leak isnt bad) they can drive around for months before noticing because the main reservoir shoots up coolant up there, you wont really find out until either your car over heats or you check for yourself.
I'm sorry but that's wrong. The S55 has two independent cooling circuits. The big bottle on the side of the CF brace feeds the hot-side circuit, the front radiator, turbos, engine block, etc. The small bottle on the TMIC feeds the cold-side circuit, the front intercooler (in front of the radiator), side intercooler. These circuits do not mix, and one level does not affect the other. There are different fill and purge procedures too.
It's been a confusing 2 days for me lolll
Check out this guy's video. The first 3 minutes have a good diagram and explanation on both circuits.
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      03-16-2021, 08:17 AM   #607
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Hey all!

Sorry if I am bringing up a really old thread but I am a bit confused with what is currently happening with my car. 2015 m3 50K miles

Over the weekend I turned on the car and got the 20A201 Auxillary coolant pump for charge air cooler dry running detected.

I checked the reservoir and noticed it was low, not fully dry because I could see fluid at the bottom so I topped it off. Drove around all weekend and decided this morning to check it again, its back to the same low but not completely dry level. ( no codes yet) my TMIC is cool to the touch after a 30 min drive in Miami weather so I am not 100% sure if it has failed or not.

When should one check the level in the reservoir? Cold or hot? Both times I have checked it hot and noticed no pressure when removing the cap (like old radiator caps that would shoot out coolant, not sure if this system holds that pressure anyways)

The car is running normal, normal temps, normal power levels and engine bay is clean no signs of coolant anywhere. I saw on another thread a post about doing a cycle to see if the reservoir bubbles? Or maybe I misread, let me know your thoughts on if i should be rushing to replace the unit.

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Hey all!

Sorry if I am bringing up a really old thread but I am a bit confused with what is currently happening with my car. 2015 m3 50K miles

Over the weekend I turned on the car and got the 20A201 Auxillary coolant pump for charge air cooler dry running detected.

I checked the reservoir and noticed it was low, not fully dry because I could see fluid at the bottom so I topped it off. Drove around all weekend and decided this morning to check it again, its back to the same low but not completely dry level. ( no codes yet) my TMIC is cool to the touch after a 30 min drive in Miami weather so I am not 100% sure if it has failed or not.

When should one check the level in the reservoir? Cold or hot? Both times I have checked it hot and noticed no pressure when removing the cap (like old radiator caps that would shoot out coolant, not sure if this system holds that pressure anyways)

The car is running normal, normal temps, normal power levels and engine bay is clean no signs of coolant anywhere. I saw on another thread a post about doing a cycle to see if the reservoir bubbles? Or maybe I misread, let me know your thoughts on if i should be rushing to replace the unit.

Thanks
My didn't leak during normal driving, you need to drive the car hard at full boost for about 30 minutes or so. Or just remove the j pipe and check for coolant residue. Easy way to tell if your Bmw F80/82 M3, M4 Charge cooler is leaking
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I saw your video recently! Scared me into wanting to purchase a new one asap. I’m going to top it off today with distilled water and let it sit for some time then top off again and go for s drive, let’s see how it holds up!
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Checked my reservoir today, bone dry. No codes.

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Took the charge cooler off to inspect it and to my surprise I found no evidence of coolant in the cold pipe or throttle body. Also no coolant on the ground... Will attempt to top off with distilled water and keep an eye on the levels. I might put an aftermarket cooler into my 50k maintenance plans for peace of mind none the less...
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Checked my reservoir today, bone dry. No codes.

2018 M4 ZCP

Took the charge cooler off to inspect it and to my surprise I found no evidence of coolant in the cold pipe or throttle body. Also no coolant on the ground... Will attempt to top off with distilled water and keep an eye on the levels. I might put an aftermarket cooler into my 50k maintenance plans for peace of mind none the less...
I suggest to leave the upper res cap off (with cold engine) and do the "pump purge procedure" once, topping up as needed during purge. Watch close the whole time to keep the res full, especially around the 3-5min mark when the pump really surges into super cooling speed, but watch the whole 11 minute cycle. Then cap and all done.

If you just top up then bubbles already in the system might pass through, and make you think there's a leak.
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      04-14-2021, 08:39 AM   #612
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Question for those who went the DIY route. I ordered a Agency power top mount intercooler to replace my suspected leaking oem one. I wanted to know if you guys are doing any cleaning or engine flush after changing it?

I was just considering doing an oil change just in case (did 1 about 1k ago) might even pour some oil through it and let it drain to do some cleaning.
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Question for those who went the DIY route. I ordered a Agency power top mount intercooler to replace my suspected leaking oem one. I wanted to know if you guys are doing any cleaning or engine flush after changing it?

I was just considering doing an oil change just in case (did 1 about 1k ago) might even pour some oil through it and let it drain to do some cleaning.
Yes, after I replaced my cooler, I used CNC Intake valve cleaner through a vacuum line to clean the engine. There's a good Diy how to use the CNC cleaner around here some where.
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      04-17-2021, 03:50 AM   #614
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i bought my 2018 f82 m4 with 30k miles about a few weeks ago, I touched the TMIC and find it very hot after an hr of normal driving (under 3500rpm most of the times). When I opened the charge cooler expansion tank, it was completely empty.

i'm taking my car in to crevier bmw to check it out, tomorrow. I have only 7 months left on the warranty so hopefully i can avoid replacing the TMIC after warranty expired.
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