Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I have antifreeze leaking from my radiator, just replaced resrvoir and relief valve about a month ago.

asked by on

replaced the coolant reservoir and cap month ago and still have fluid dripping down from front of car, 1997 740IL, doesn't seem to leak all the time then it starts up again, engine does not get hot but after putting say 8 oz of fluid it is fine JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the ... view full

BMW Mechanic Hi im kevin has system been pressure tested ? yes Kevin BMW Mechanic Ok and no loss of pressure ? 11 February 2017 10:48 my mechanic did the pressure check when he put in the new reservoir and relief valve

Ok ans as far as your aware theres no leak and was no

My car has 213000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

I would recommend having another pressure test performed. If your cooling system is leaking, the source of the leak should be revealed with a pressure test. Once the source of the leak is found you will have the insight you need to make a repair decision. Consider YourMechanic for your pressure test as it can be done from your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • I have antifreeze leaking from my radiator, just replaced resrvoir and relief valve about a month ago.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Key broke off in lock

Hi there. A broken key in a key hole is best handled by a locksmith. They have special tools to extract the broken piece that is lodged into your key cylinder. If you have a spare key, this is a...

Q: Replaced front brake pads on bad rotors, also replaced calipers from junkyard.

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your rear brakes may have seized up. This can be caused by a few different reasons. If your brakes were grinding and you reused the same rotor it may be possible...

Q: My car is Shaking prior to that my car said I needed 1 quart of oil

If your indicator just came on saying you needed a quart of oil, you probably haven't done any damage. Most cars can run for a long time while a quart low. But you don't want to ignore this, especially with...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...