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Old 11-18-2010, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i just bought my first car a 1986 325es she is pretty good running car except for a few problems . I hope you guys can help me out on some short cut DYI's and advice on the car im totally in love with it . and dont mind living under the hood all day ,

Major problem im having is that . the car overheats when ideling for about a good 20 minutes , i through some antifreeze in her and she seemed to take a bit longer to get up to the red but it did . (it lingers around 3/4) once it gets close to the red it start ideling crazy so i shut the car off usaully .
one thing i noticed already is that the fan clutch never kicks into high gear . it stays spiinning very slowly . It's very loose and i can stop it with one hand .. The car engine is very very very clean besides when i for got to bleed the antifreeze before putting it in the car . so it was maintained pretty damn well .
my thermostat shouldnt be bad because it heats up on the hose after thermostat.
my father who owns a 533i and a 635csi has a couple fans that he said i could use if they would fit one off of eacch car. the difference here is that his are mechanical fans that spin with the engine besides an electric swith the tells it to turn it self on . . . now will the one off the 533 i fit? btw the A/C is not in use its there but no belts are wrapped around its pully . i havent really got to drive her like i want to because i am too worried ill over heat and crack the aluminum head. Also the fan in front of the car . the closest one to the grill also wont start. , . does anyone have any advice for me .


i need a new Mufler and power steering pump .
the power assist seems to work but at certain wheel posistion i have to appl a little more muscle to it .
then theres the passenger window .. it doesnt role down and the switch doesnt light up at all . maybe that could be the switch or a bad window i am not sure . . .

other then that with a paint job she'll be back to her 80's days fresh

im very interested to know if i can put the mechanical fan in cause that is what i would like to do . or will i need a replacement electric
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