Radiator Filling Process - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 15
QTownHB is on a distinguished road
Radiator Filling Process

I put in a new water pump and radiator. Now I need to refill the system. Is there anything special I need to do? I filled up the reservoir, but that seems like it is not going to be enough fluid for the whole system.

I did check the Bentley manual but did not find anything about refill process (other than the air bleed process)

QTownHB is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
cjscopp's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Car: 2002 525i and 1995 325i
Posts: 110
cjscopp is on a distinguished road
I just replaced the radiator in my daughters 1995 325 also. Pull the upper radiator hose off and fill the block with coolant through the hose. Reinstall the hose and start and run the car topping up the coolant in the expansion tank.
cjscopp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
42, The meaning of life
brettski's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Car: 2000 740iL Individual
Posts: 2,405
brettski is just really nicebrettski is just really nicebrettski is just really nicebrettski is just really nicebrettski is just really nice
If you can do this with the nose of the car up, it will help purge air from the block and into the radiator. Also put the heater up on max to help purge the air from the heater core as well.

Riding in style
brettski is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bluetooth connection process on my E46 325i kyledz23 3-Series (E46, E90) 0 06-15-2010 03:34 AM
Problem filling gas Beemerguy 32 1,6,7,8 - Series and Mini Cooper 0 06-30-2008 06:44 PM
Gas Filling Problem???? WOLFEPACK88 3-Series (E46, E90) 5 10-25-2003 10:59 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.