e36 cooling system
my engine overheated this week while trying to get out of a severe snowdrift and most of the fluids exited via the radiator cap.
Now when i run the engine on tickover the temp gauge just keeps going up as far as 3/4 when i lose my nerve (and want to save my engine).
the problem is this;
the engine heats up but the radiator and top and bottom hoses dont,when i run it without the cap the water level rises until it blows a few bubbles and then recedes (the water is still not even warm),there are no noxious fumes coming out the tail end (hopefully the head gasket is intact).
all i can think of is a jammed thermostat but i dont want to go buy one on a maybe as they are 60 pounds sterling!
the heater also blows cold.
any ideas or confirmation would be appreciated