My car is leaking antifreeze.

My car is leaking antifreeze and when I mean leaking i mean all of it in around 5 min. I have to add water every 5 min because it gets empty and I be getting the coolant warning light on it also has a blown head gasket. Please help me if you can. Thank you

My car has 189000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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If you already know your head gasket is leaking, and your car has been run low on coolant, there is no telling exactly how much damage has already been done to the car. These cars have many cooling system components that are made of plastic, which degrades and starts to leak over time. They can also be warped by overheating the motor, which it sounds like has probably happened a few times. If you’re interested in fixing this problem, you definitely need to fix the head gasket, and it would be a good idea to replace the thermostat housing and water pump as well, since they are likely damaged. You also will have to have the cylinder head pressure checked for cracks and checked for warpage, then have the head machined to give a perfect sealing surface. Repairing this car properly will run into the thousands of dollars, and because of it’s history, nobody will be able to guarantee it won’t need more work once it’s able to be run. The motor may have even been damaged. If you would like to have any of this work done, or an in person diagnosis of the leaks, you can contact a qualified technician through YourMechanic.

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There are multiple places where you could be losing coolant in your BMW. It could be from a failed cooling system component, faulty coolant reservoir cap, or something more severe like a failed head gasket.
An antifreeze leak can occur through a hole in your radiator. Corrosion of your radiator tubes or damage because of stones or debris can create a leak. You may also see a leak between the tank and radiator body over time, as the sealing gasket wears out.
Although considered to have a reasonable level of reliability, engine cooling system problems are fairly common in BMWs – particularly in the case of coolant leaks and failed water pumps.
If you suspect coolant has leaked into your engine, stop driving immediately and see a mechanic.
Corrosion within the radiator is one of the leading reasons that coolant leaks. As the tubes get older and weaker, you may get sediment or debris inside that causes a leak. The sealing gasket between the tank and the radiator can also wear out, and that could lead to a leak.
A coolant/antifreeze leak can occur for a variety of reasons, including a blown radiator hose, a bad hose clamp, warped head gasket, or the most common reason, a foreign object kicked up by the truck in front of you penetrating the radiator itself.
It may be a broken hose and/or a hole in the radiator. Solution: Check your hoses to see if any coolant is coming out. Replace the hose(s) if you notice coolant coming out of them. If you notice coolant leaking out of your thermostat that can be an easy fix.
It could be a leaking hose or a radiator hole. Solution: Check to see if any coolant is leaking from your hoses. If you find coolant flowing out of the hose(s), replace them. It`s a simple fix if you find coolant leaking from your thermostat.
Oil filter housing gasket, valve cover gaskets) Oil leaks occur more frequently on vehicles with over 60,000 miles. A common cause of BMW oil leaks is the valve cover gaskets. The oil pan gasket is also a likely cause of a BMW oil leak and will require removal of the front suspension in order to be replaced.
Technically speaking yes you can use plain water in your cooling system but it isn`t recommended as a long term solution and certainly not in extreme weather conditions.
The average cost to fix a leaking radiator is $340, with a range between $125 and $600. Your total cost will depend on a number of factors, such as the type of repair needed, the type of radiator you have and the materials required.
The average cost to fix a leaking radiator is $340, with a range between $125 and $600. Your total cost will depend on a number of factors, such as the type of repair needed, the type of radiator you have and the materials required.
Antifreeze (aka coolant) is pumped through your vehicle`s engine as you drive, absorbing excess heat and exchanging it with the outside air. That means an antifreeze leak could cause the engine to overheat — and that can lead to major engine damage.
It may be a broken hose and/or a hole in the radiator. Solution: Check your hoses to see if any coolant is coming out. Replace the hose(s) if you notice coolant coming out of them. If you notice coolant leaking out of your thermostat that can be an easy fix.

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