car overheats slowly has fluids and heat????????help - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-01-2010, 04:49 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
joserodrigo is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Unhappy car overheats slowly has fluids and heat????????help

the car just had the resevoir replaced and it overheated it took a while for the thermostat to open up and get heat.. how do i know if its the water pump or the thermestat.....????????
joserodrigo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 04:35 AM
42, The meaning of life
 
brettski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice
If you have a small tube that snakes its way across the top of the radiator to the expansion tank, check to make sure it isn't twisted or kinked. This tube bleeds air out of the system to the expansion tank and if this hose is kinked the trapped air affects the operation of the cooling system. Worth a look if its applicable.


Riding in style
brettski is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 12:49 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Moca is on a distinguished road
Hi new guy to the site. Im going through a similar problem. Have an coolant liquid leak and have to replace the coolant expansion tank. Any suggestions where to start? First time working on a BMW.
Moca is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 09:42 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
elfoure is on a distinguished road
I have an E34 and had similar issues. I found out that there is a bleeder on my radiator and you have to manually bleed the air out of the system. Again mine is a E34 1990 525
elfoure is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 03:04 PM
Captain... Savvy ?
 
Jack Dabsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Barnsley UK
Posts: 2,194
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Jack Dabsy will become famous soon enough
Garage
As above...
You could simply have an air lock !
Slacken the pipes to the heater matrix to see if any air/bubbles come out ...
Try lifting the front of the car as high as you dare when topping the coolant up, this will help clear air out of the system (run engine while you do this !!).
Maybe put a small bottle of K-Seal in the coolant too !
Just an idea... Good luck :-)


Eso es todo!
Please press the "REP" button if you are happy with your response/answer...

Please JOIN, or just have a look... Its Totally FREE...
BMW Part Market

BMW Online Manuals (TIS)

New Member ?
Jack Dabsy is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 09:13 AM
1st Gear Member
 
Penngwyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Naracoorte, South Australia
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Penngwyne is on a distinguished road
There's possibly a bleeder screw on top of the thermostat housing too

My daily is a Mitsubishi HSGR (but I wouldn't mind an e34 525i)
Penngwyne is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fixed coolant tank and now car overheats E34freek 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 8 08-21-2009 04:59 PM
Rattle Under Car Could It Be Heat Shields Justin318is 3-Series (E36) 10 07-05-2005 03:07 PM
Hot Heat, And My Car.....lagging BMW-ATI 3-Series (E36) 9 04-06-2005 03:02 PM
overheats jagheer 3-Series (E36) 8 06-17-2004 12:58 AM
Front pg is slowly getting updated.. Ski Bimmerwerkz.com Site Help 14 06-17-2003 12:23 PM

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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome