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#1 (permalink) Old 11-12-2009, 04:36 AM
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1994 325 overheating problem

hi, iv had this problem for a few weeks now, it starts to get very hot like close to the red, but the heaters are blowing cold air?

so i bleed the system just how it says in the bentley manual book then its ok for a week or so.

this morning i drove the car for about 6 miles, the temp went up to half way but it took ages for the blowers to get hot????
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Could be your thermostat, when its getting to temp check the top and bottom hoses on the radiator if the top one is hot and the bottom one is luke warm/cold its your thermostat.

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top one is very hot, bottom is stone cold
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That will be the thermostat then, new one required....

here's how to:

BMW E36 Thermostat Removal And Coolant Flush

you dont have to do the flush if you dont want to but its a good idea.

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That will be the thermostat then, new one required....

here's how to:

BMW E36 Thermostat Removal And Coolant Flush

you dont have to do the flush if you dont want to but its a good idea.

thanks mate, looks like im getting my hands dirty at the weekend
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you may be getting them a lot dirtier.. sounds like a head gasket leak to me. Try running w/o the thermostat in to check.
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i havent done anything to it yet, and its been fine for 3 days now?
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sticky thermostat change it before it sticks closed while your on the highway

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