Need help to find simplest process for Head Gasket replacement on my 1997 318ti. Have overheating problems whereby the upper radiator hose is being pressurized and I'm assuming it's the head gasket as the water pump, term., hosing, hose, relay, etc., have been replaced. Pls help!
Originally posted by jdquinta@Apr 12 2005, 06:48 PM Yes, I've purged the system of air using the purge screw by the radiator cap...but the system keeps getting pressurized. No oil in the water or water in the oil...any thoughts?
i used to get my temp display on my dash to go to red before i changed my thermostat houseing. they are plastic and SUCK! replace one way or the other with a metal one.
also, did you check out your fan clutch? if it is not working, there is no fan to help cool the radiator.
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Originally posted by jdquinta@Apr 13 2005, 01:48 AM Yes, I've purged the system of air using the purge screw by the radiator cap...but the system keeps getting pressurized. No oil in the water or water in the oil...any thoughts?
just a thought ( I had loads of overheating trouble recently) thermostat ?, sometimes they don't open properly - blocks up , there's a good advisory here I randomly found via google ; http://www.autohausaz.com/bmw-auto-parts/b...ng-systems.html
*unless term =thermostat, also ref head gasket - if there's oil floating in your radiator reservoir ,or water in your oil (whitish when cold) probs gone head gasket...
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