Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Still the same Bruno

asked by on

My car showed a certain liquid which was like water with a certain amount of oil which was leaking, so will it continuously show this leak if I drive it more 20 miles having it tightly fastened?

It sounds like your M3 is leaking coolant - that would explain the "clear, but slippery" liquid - although it is unclear from where. Rather than risk engine overheat from driving it further, I would recommend having YourMechanic diagnose this issue, provide an accurate assessment of the leak firsthand, and estimate the cost of repairs. YourMechanic can dispatch a mobile, professional mechanic to your location to service your car. This is a wonderful engine to ruin over an overheating event due to no coolant!

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

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: My Bmw will not crank or start.

Hi there: It is very possible that the battery might be fully charged, but be lacking cold cranking amps. As a battery ages, the cells inside will begin to wear out, causing a reduction in the amount of 'cold cranking...

Q: Axle seal leak

The axle seal leak is unrelated to the flat tire you had. The purpose of the axle seal is to keep transmission fluid from leaking. Depending on the size of the leak, it may be okay to drive with a...

Q: Is the idle air control and mass air flow sensor are related

Hello. The mass airflow sensor and the idle air control both service as inputs for the computer to make critical calculations. If the leak you are referring to is a vacuum leak, then yes, all of these components can play...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.