Check if the heater hoses are hot. Using the additives on a perfectly maintained car can also provide a significant margin of error in case something goes wrong. Leave off radiator cap Yes leave off Start engine and rev 4-5 times in quick time and no longer than 30 seconds engine on, Turn engine off. Disconnect fan harness connector at bottom left of ra- diator. I would suggest taking the car to someone like Bruce's mechanical Now called Brilliant Mechanical or Mech1. The test strip changes color when immersed in the coolant.
That will make the radiator and bleed screw the highest point on the engine and facilitate removal of air. The valve unit will then need to be clipped back into the rubber that held it in place. I opened the hood and wiggled the wires around on behind the glove box and it started working immediately! I am only getting heat on the passengers side of the vehicle and cold air on the drivers side. If it is overheating i would do a compression test and a leak down test to see if there is a cracked head or blown head gasket. I agree, changing the whole coolant system is a bit excessive though all e36's will suffer from this error coming up at some point. I had the car idling in the garage and about 10-15 minutes the car started to creap past normal operationg temperature - so I shut it down. On 4-cylinder engines, tighten nuts evenly so that spríngs are preloaded to Dimension A.
Do you have any suggestions as to how to prevent the rust? Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Further, given the fact that dousing an oxygen sensor with coolant is a sure way to destroy it, I strongly recommend removal of the oxygen sensor in any application where there is a risk spilling coolant on the sensor. The book contains 272 pages of full color projects detailing everything from performance mods to timing the camshafts. It does not matter if car is moving or not. In short order you should start to feel heat coming from the vents, even if it's 80+ degrees outside.
There aretwo ver- sions of auxiliary fans installed, depending on model and en- gine installed. Not only will a poorly grounded starter struggle to turn over the engine, it will also zap away tremendous amounts of metal in your cooling system. Any tips on how to get back there or other suggestions on what else it could be would be greatly appreciated. May 16, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I can't help without knowing what is missing from the system when you are trying to start it. It all begins with chemistry.
Heater works for about 30 miles then blows cold. I have 1993 E36 318is coupe. Use a tool to hold the coolant pump pulleystationary. July 28, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Find the highest point of the cooling system and open it. Usinga32 mm wrench on fan clutch nut, turn wrench quickly in a clockwise direction working from front of car to loosen. I have bled the system with the expansion screw and it bubbles until its just steam coming out? I will be taking the manifold off to be doing the head gasket replacement anyway, but is there an easy way to get the rest of this bolt out without pulling the engine? February 10, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Is it the passenger side vent or a center vent? I suspected a faulty thermostat that was not closing properly and decided to replace it. I'm starting to think head gasket! Once released, pull the connector off.
Pry off tensioner cover and then lever tensioner in counterciock- wise direction as facing engine and slip belt off pulleys. Try clamping the inlet hose at heater core. While we are talking about coolant bleeding on E36, I always wondered why there is this step for the E36 marked in red, copied from a typical instruction: Refilling the Engine Coolant Step 1: Using a funnel, start slowly pouring the coolant mix into the overflow tank. December 10, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: This coolant:? The heater blows cold air. Here we're doing the electrolysis test and coming up with a good result. I drove the front wheels up on some 2x10s I had handy because that was the easiest and fastest way to gain some additional clearance for the drain pan. .
Installation is reverse of removal. I heard that the prestone coolant has phosphate in it so i am going to drain that asap, and I have already bought the bmw blue coolant to replace it. I have been having some cooling issues. The cable is clipped onto one of the support brackets underneath the radiator. Pressure is relieved and car starts right up. When I filled the system it only took 2 gallons of diluted coolant.
Do you think the problem is coming from the heater valve. February 16, 2012 Followup from the Pelican Staff: First check all you fuses. April 3, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would go with your gut and start with the heater control valve. Ask them to diagnose the problem. Step 3: Loosen the radiator bleed screw. Using a large funnel in the expansion tank, slowly fill the car with new coolant. Or do I have a faulty water pump? What switches or sensors if any do i need to change.
I would pressure test the cooling system. As it warms up occasionally crack the bleed screw to release any air and top up the coolant as necessary. A properly maintained cooling system must have a few things in order: adequate supply of coolant, a radiator that acts as a heat exchanger with the outside air, a fan or air flow source, a water pump to keep the coolant circulating, and a thermostat to regulate the engine at its optimum operating temperature. This will give you more room. I think it is the heater valve.
May 7, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Have you checked the charging system? Any pH less than that will result in an acidic mixture, which will start to corrode your engine. Thank you March 28, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The heater control valve is located in the engine compartment. Heat blows warm air as long as car is moving. Keep adding more fluid until it stops going down + stays at the Cold mark. December 1, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It sounds like you have to bleed the cooling system more thoroughly. I have tried all the fixes. Step 24: Remove the thermostat.