BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Coolant User Manual

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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Coolant User Manual

Coolant

General information
Coolant consists of water and coolant additives. Not all commercially available additives are suitable for the vehicle. Do not mix additives of different colors. Observe the water – additive mixture ratio of 50:50. Information about suitable additives is available from a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Safety information

Warning
With the engine hot and the cooling system open, coolant can escape and lead to scalding. There is a risk of injury. Only open the cooling system with the engine cooled down.

Warning
Additives are harmful and incorrect additives can damage the engine. There is a risk of injury and risk of damage to property. Do not allow additives to come into contact with skin, eyes or articles of clothing. Use suitable additives only.

Coolant level

General information
Depending on the motorization, there are up to two coolant reservoirs in the engine compartment. Check and add the coolant levels on a regular basis.
The coolant level is indicated using the Max mark in the filler neck of the coolant reservoir.

Additional information:
For an overview, refer to page 343.

Checking the coolant level

  1. Let the engine cool down.
  2. Opening the hood.
    Opening, refer to page 345.
  3. Turn the lid of the coolant reservoir slightly counterclockwise to allow any excess pressure to dissipate, then open it.
  4. Open the coolant reservoir lid.
  5. The coolant level is correct when it is just be‐low the maximum mark in the filler neck.
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  6. Close the lid.

Adding coolant

  1. Let the engine cool down.
  2. Opening the hood.
    Opening, refer to page 345.
  3. Turn the lid of the coolant reservoir slightly counterclockwise to allow any excess pressure to dissipate, then open it.
  4. Open the coolant reservoir lid.
  5. If the coolant is low, slowly add coolant up to the specified level; do not overfill.
  6. Close the lid.
  7. Have the cause of the coolant loss eliminated as soon as possible.

Disposal

BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Convenient Opening User Manual 03Comply with the relevant environmental protection regulations when disposing of coolant and coolant additives.

Washer fluid

General information
All windshield washer jets are supplied from one tank.
Use a mixture of tap water and windshield washer concentrate. If desired, a windshield washer concentrate containing antifreeze can be used.

Recommended minimum fill quantity:
0.2 US gal/1 liter.

Safety information
Warning
Some types of antifreeze can contain harmful substances and are flammable. There is a risk of fire and an injury hazard. Follow the instructions on the containers. Keep antifreeze away from ignition sources. Do not refill operating materials into different bottles. Store operating materials out of reach of children.
United States: the washer fluid mixture ratio is regulated by the U.S. EPA and many individual states; do not exceed the allowable washer fluid dilution ratio limits that apply. Follow the usage instructions on the washer fluid container. Use of BMW’s Windshield Washer Concentrate or the equivalent is recommended.

Warning
Washer fluid can ignite and catch fire on contact with hot engine parts. There is a risk of in‐jury or risk of damage to property. Only add washer fluid when the engine is cooled down. Next, fully close the lid of the washer fluid reservoir.

NOTICE
Silicon-containing additives in the washer fluid for the water-repelling effect on the windows can lead to damage to the washing system. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Do not add silicon-containing additives to the washer fluid.

NOTICE
Mixing different windshield washer concentrates or antifreeze can damage the washing system. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Do not mix different windshield washer concentrates or anti‐freeze. Follow the information and mixture ratios provided on the containers.

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The washer fluid reservoir is located in the engine compartment.

Malfunction
The use of undiluted windshield washer concentrate or alcohol-based antifreeze can lead to incorrect readings at temperatures below +5 ℉/-15 ℃.

Maintenance

Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, country-specific, and optional features offered by the series. It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems. When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.

BMW maintenance system

The maintenance system provides service notifications and thereby provides support in maintaining road safety and the operational reliability of the vehicle.
In some cases, the scopes and intervals of the maintenance system may vary according to the country’s version. Replacement work, spare parts, fuels and lubricants, and wear materials are calculated separately. Further information is available from a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Reference Links

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