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Old 07-16-2020, 02:41 PM
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For short drives I've driven cars vented so they won't pressurize to keep more coolant inside. How far is the mechanic or will you just flatbed?


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About 70 miles away, but if it gets sketchy, I'll have it towed the rest of the way. The coolant leak isn't bad.
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Beautiful Scamp! I use my X to tow another small trailer -- an 18 foot Apex Nano. But it's not really compact compared to yours! Can I ask what kind of mileage do you get while towing your scamp?



I did do my entire cooling system (water pump, thermostat, expansion tank, radiator, and coolant hoses) last year at about 105,000 miles. I spent about $700 on parts and did it myself in about a day. Especially when towing far away from home with my family in the car, this is just one of the things you have to do if you want to keep your old BMW around.
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Beautiful Scamp! I use my X to tow another small trailer -- an 18 foot Apex Nano. But it's not really compact compared to yours! Can I ask what kind of mileage do you get while towing your scamp?



I did do my entire cooling system (water pump, thermostat, expansion tank, radiator, and coolant hoses) last year at about 105,000 miles. I spent about $700 on parts and did it myself in about a day. Especially when towing far away from home with my family in the car, this is just one of the things you have to do if you want to keep your old BMW around.
Thank you about the Scamp, I haven't towed it but a few miles to check out how it pulled. Couldn't even feel it back there!

I most definitely want to keep my BMW, and I will put some money into it to make it road worthy.
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About 70 miles away, but if it gets sketchy, I'll have it towed the rest of the way. The coolant leak isn't bad.


I would probably do that drive in two or three steps giving engine time to cool off a bit and try to drive with the cap loose I'd the temp is low enough to not boil off. Side roads and bring some gallons of distilled water.
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I didn't even notice "the egg" my best friend had neatly identical scamp bit has the 19' 5th wheel version now.
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I would probably do that drive in two or three steps giving engine time to cool off a bit and try to drive with the cap loose I'd the temp is low enough to not boil off. Side roads and bring some gallons of distilled water.
I'll be careful, it's pretty much downhill all the way there, going from 2,400 elevation to sea level. Taking it in the morning, when it's cool.

I had to drive it to Palm Springs (hot) even in the a.m. and it did okay. Amount of coolant lost since I noticed the leak is 16 ounces. I used a water bottle to measure 1/2 and 1/2 coolant (BMW brand) and water. Didn't know I was supposed to use distilled, hopefully 8 ounces of tap water mixed in didn't hurt anything.
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I didn't even notice "the egg" my best friend had neatly identical scamp bit has the 19' 5th wheel version now.
Love the upper bunk in those 19' versions.

I bought this 17' Casita as a bigger egg.
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I wrote a PARTIAL Cooling Overhaul at 110K miles.
At 180K miles, you need a complete overhaul, which takes about 4h.

You have a classic Coolant Reservoir crack.

Here is the PARTIAL list:
https://xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/...16k-miles.html

At your mileage of 180K, add Fan Clutch (Sachs only) and rad (Nissens is fine).

Re parts: brand-name matters, many mechanics simply get parts from PepBoys etc. a big No bc of many Chinese parts.

Best is to hold off, buy the quality parts (made in Germany etc.) and get the proper mechanic to do it.

My cousin owns a BMW indy shop in L.A. area if you are close by.
Don't drive the car overheated!!!

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Not for the short amount of time it will be in there. Tap water has minerals that will cook onto engine parts. The alkaline coolant will neutralize the acidic water and the coolant will be replaced with the new parts
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