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Kevin, BMW Technician
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Experience:  Diagnostic technician at Kemsing motor company
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Losing water and engine overheats after 3 to 5 miles, The

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Losing water and engine overheats after 3 to 5 miles
JA: What part of the car is the leak coming from? And are you sure it's water?
Customer: The rad display show half full after a few miles then overheats
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 318i 61plate
JA: What year is your 318i?
Customer: 1961
JA: Are you fixing your 318i yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: YP61LWD
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No that's about it thanks

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Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Roy Macneil

Hi Roy I hope you are doing well. I totally understand the frustration caused when your car starts to overheat and il do my best to help you get to the bottom of what's going on. Can you tell me is there any sign of where the coolant is going?

Ok with the limited information given so far it’s difficult to give an exact answer but here’s a general answer so I know you are taken care of. The first step here is to trace the location of the leak because all the time there is a loss of coolant the engine will overheat. There are a few common causes for the leak from the thermostat to the radiator and reservoir. Getting the system pressure tested would be the easiest way to narrow down and trace the cause

Thank you again for visiting JustAnswer, please let me know if you need me to clarify anything or if you have any additional questions-I am happy to help!

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It's the head gasket that's gone can you give me an idea of the cost to fit a new head gasket
I’m sorry to hear you have head gasket issues as this unfortunately can be expensive. The average cost would be anywhere between £1200-£2000
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