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Old 03-20-2009, 05:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Strange Heater Problem 93' 325i

Is there a Vent on the Firewall of a 93' BMW 325i that would blow cold air in the Winter (While I am Driving) and allowing warm to Hot air while I am stopped??? ALSO I am losing collant at a slow rate with NO signs of Leaks.
I have read that there is a Secondary Waterpump is this True???

Yes, I have checked the collant level, but please remeber I am Losing coolant. This level is changing all the time.

Since there are SOO Many Threads on the Net that have addressed this Issue, I have made the following Changes.

New of my car, but USED Heater control Valve
New Thermostat
New (Metal Imp) waterpump

I have looked at the dash controls and the cable that controls the vents seem to be working fine.
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I would say after reading the above maybe a leak in the Matrix, do you have wet or damp carpets/ underlay ??
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no there is not a secondary water pump, are your car by anychance having white smoke come out the exhaust?
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Strange Heater Problem 93' 325i

A, No smoke from the exhaust
B, The floors are not wet that I can tell

Next question: On the Heater control valve there are 3 Inlets on the Valve itself, but I only 2 of the 3 have tubes going the firewall. Did someone before me bypass a bad Heater core???


My wife says she can smell what she keeps calling Exhaust into the Cabin, but I can't tell. I have checked the floors for leaks around the area around the Heater core.
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yea sounds like someone's done some heater core work before you. Id get someone who works on cars to take a look at it when they are off the job and see what they have to say. its tough diagnosing this one with out pictures and stuff or videos.
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