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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by johnm@Feb 1 2005, 01:25 PM |
The water pump failed, that was the start. New pump thermostat all ok. for around 200 miles then overheating, drained and bled the system ok for around 60 miles - overheating again. Head off, gasket between cylinder and water leaking - head inspected no cracks. New gasket, thermostat. Head skimmed & new bolts, did several short trips no problem no water loss, car runninin well. Did 80 miles no problem, parked it all day did 8 miles gauge way up in the hot zone.
Home on a trailer, new radiator as after bleeding found it not warming all the way accross the top, idled for 30 mins no problem drove it 3 miles temp climbs.
Had a thought from other forums, possibly blockage in heater matrix causing intermitent cavitation of the hoses - followed by air lock and when that gets to the pump - no pumping- appreciate ideas or offers for one otherwise superb coupe!
Looking for the right madly frustrating smilie -
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