first of all hello ..... ok to start with ive had my bmw e36 316i coupe for a week now been driving it about and today the temp went up near the red turned the engine of straight away .. lucky was at home .. i left it for a while and inspected the water level was very low so toped it back up then started the car and it sat at normal temp took it for a few miles drive was still on normal but i had lost a bit of water also the heater works fine ... so seems im loosing water for the temp to go right up
ok i checked all pipes and all around cant find no signs of water anywhere even when running at normal temp i took the water cap of and rev the engine and seems water is circulating also the rad pipes are getting hot so t stat should be open anything else i can check this is the first time its done this checked oil seems fine and coolant seems normall to car drive lovely run nice also just seems strange for it to disapere also the tstat would have to be stuck closed for it to over heat right ?? if shut the rad would not get hot ??lol cheers
Last edited by cooldude6900; 10-15-2008 at 01:36 PM.
I just brought my 36 Touring on saturday just gone
First drive and the temp gauge spiked red.
Since then it hasnt done it again.
Check out this link:BMW E36 DIY (Do It Yourself)
Ive been reading through the heating section.
ok acualy it didnt realy loose much at all and run normal how could it do it just the once and cause the water to go fast could somthing have got stuck ??? also how do i check the main big fan perhaps its not cooling the water enoth but then surely the temp would go up all the time confused lol
Last edited by cooldude6900; 10-15-2008 at 02:48 PM.
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