Help with radiator refilling...
so i switched out my water pump and thermostat.
when i pulled the water pump out a bunch off coolant dumped out all over the place. i guess i didn't drain the coolant with the heater on, apparently that lets the coolant flush out of the engine?...
anyway, i read that the e36 takes 10.6 quarts of coolant. i assumed since so much dumped out of the engine block i would have to put in the full amount. i poured in one gallon of distilled water and 1 gallon of radiator fluid concentrate, but by the end i had to pour in bit by bit and wait for it to settle. i thought i would have to turn the engine on to get the coolant to circulate. is that right?
turning the heater on didn't seem to work.
i just want to make sure i get this right -