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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,950 miles

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2003 BMW 745 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 BMW 745 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012011

745 8-cyl

  • 89,900 miles


There is a tube in engine that is secured with two O rings. The tube holds coolant. If the O rings fail, then the coolant leaks and the engine will overheat. There are multiple cases of this documented on the internet and it has occurred in my vehicle. Service representatives have indicated that this is a common problem that they see on 745's engines made before 2006.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 282010


  • 92,000 miles
Coolant leaks after 92K miles. Looks like this is a common problem on BMW 745li.

- Ridgeland, MS, USA

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