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Unread 02-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #1

Name: chark89
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Join Date: Feb 2012
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Your Ride: 1999 BMW 528i
Engine smoking/overheating

I'd like to say hi to everyone and thank you in advance for any reply. Obviously I am a noob and this is my first E39. Please Help!! I have a 99 528i with 180k on the dash. About 3-4 days ago after my oil change I noticed some dry green fluid near the radiator of the car. I didn't think too much of it and ignored it for awhile and forgot about it. So today after doing about 80mph on the highway for 5 miles the engine over heats and there is alot of smoking. I shut the car down for half an hour and start it back up but the same thing happens until i finally made it to the nearest gas station and got towed home. What could the problem be? Also before this, every time i go to overtake another car or just speed off the car shakes alot and lacks power. I would just like to know what to expect before I see my mechanic.
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