What's up guys?
O.K here's the situation
i have a 2004 745I with 90k miles.
over the weekend I changed my water pump, thermostat, and coolant, and now my car is running hot.
While driving to work this morning I was running at 108C (228F) with the outside temp being about 12C (52F). If i remember correctly before the water pump change I was running about 96C.
Air in the system?
I flushed all the water from the radiator and the engine block, but I was only able to get about 11 liters of coolant back in out of the 14 liter capacity my engine takes.
This is how I refilled the coolant:
before re-filling coolant I turned ignition on (engine off) set blower level to low, heater temp to max, and started filling overflow tank. When the coolant reached Min in expansion tank I started the car (BLOWER LEVEL high, HEATER TEMP TO MAX), and ran her for a minute or so then closed the overflow tank.
Did I miss Something?
Does anybody know how hot these engines run?
could it be the other t-stat located on the radiator (#16 here) RealOEM.com BMW E65 745i MOUNTING PARTS F RADIATOR