| Originally posted by 97alpineM3@May 7 2005, 12:20 PM |
Ok... first off... never put 100 percent coolant in your system... go to the FAQ section... and read the coolant write up I wrote a while back.. it will inform you beyond what you need to know.
As for your coolant leaking through the bleed screw... thats what it suppose to do if the screw is out... if I was you.. I'd take it to a euro mech... or a dealer.. .and have them do a correct instalation of the coolant... and bleeding proceedures... its not hard... but easy to mess up if you havnt done it before... if you want a good write up to read if your a DIY person... go to www.pelicanparts.com and then to tech articles... its a great site...
Thanks for reply Les,
Although I like technical info, I could not read your lengthy article, sorry. Anyway I skimmed through it though, and couldn't see a reason why not to use 100% antifreeze? I know the stuff is bad for health, but will it actually kill my system. I am not trying to gain performance or nothing, its just I currently have that mixture going, and was wondering if I should flush the system.
Also, the screw is on tight, and I don't know if something like that could be broken, or something else. I was told my 97 328i is self bleeding, and my car doesn't overheat since I changed the thermostat, so I think the cooling system is ok. I should flush the system and refill with a 50/50 mix, I agree. I think my mistake was partially
draining the system when I did the Thermo switch. Anyway, do the symptoms I discribed sound like a broken bleed screw, result of saturated antifreeze mixture, or something else.