93 318is - Engine Running Hot, but not overheating.
I just bought the car and had to replace the engine wireing harness and now I'm working on the other querks.
The engine was running hot, but not over heating... So I suspected a faulty or wrong temp thermostat. I replaced it with a 176 F which is O.E. After changing I realized I had to bleed the system, so I did that... now it runs slightly hotter, but yet still doesn't over heat... I removed the thermostat and boiled it and used a thermometer to make sure it was correct, it was... and put it back in. The temp gauge goes to just before the red mark then backs down to half way between the red mark and the line below... it doesn't really move at all while I'm driving or stopped. The heat blows fine, but also doesn't cool it down at all. I know my front electric fan doesn't work, but thats really only used while stopped anyways. My mechanical fan does work though. Yes this car for some reason has both... prolly for the A/C Condenser... All proper shrouds are there...
Any ideas? Maybe some better instructions on how to bleed it?