I opened all 3 bleed screws and pours the coolant in until coolant started coming out of the 2 near the motor. Any advice would be much appreciated January 4, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Pump current may be too high, might not be an actual blockage. If you have any doubt, I would grab a repair manual. Check function of the sensor in the coolant reservoir. September 7, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The best way is to remove hoses from the components and let it drain. It will take about 2 gallons until fluid starts to flow from the bleeder.
Start and run your engine at idle until it reaches operating temperature. August 23, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for sharing your process and experience. If we get a chance to perform the procedure, we will be sure to document it. Or the oil cooler itself. Use a very thin piece of wire to carefully poke up into the drain hole and see if you can clear the blockage.
Only when I start the engine and car is idling then I can see water tuning from the bleeder line. Could this be because the coolant lines were not bled? Try your method and let us know how it works. When you seal off everything, you put the ignition on car is not running, 10 sec pedal rule and 12 minutes of waiting? November 10, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: First check that the coolant level is Ok. Yes, engine off allow pump to run and circulate coolant. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799.
In a freezing climate, using a stronger concentration max 50% will protect the system from freezing to lower temperatures. Give it a try and let us know. December 16, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I think the cables will come as a set, i recall that being the case on E36 models. If you can't get hold of the clip, approach it from below, and pry the bottom ears of the clip up with the screwdriver until you can grab it from above. I believe I have flushed the system completely, the radiator, the engine block. You close the bleeder when air is done escaping. There was a small air pocket in the system.
I have checked the suggestions above and all seems well, water level is still full and temp gauge is 100%. Read everything before starting and if you do not feel confident with everything, then seek help from a professional. Car never never over heats. After a few minutes turn off the key, then add more coolant until it starts to seep from the bleed screw again. Slowly poor the coolant into the coolant resevior through the filler neck using the funnel.
Shut down, let cool, top up. I have an 05 E46 330i. November 26, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. Would it be equally informative to initiate the bleeding process described in this article, where the car runs the pump for 12 minutes? June 20, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: yes. First exhibited the same behavior. If coolant is getting to the heater core the valve is not the issue.
Start and run engine at idle until it reaches operating temperature and check cooling system for leaks. The next day, probably due to high pressure, the upper coolant hose newly installed from the expansion tank popped out and spilled coolant all over the engine bay. Just topped off and bled the system a few times. The bolt has a 13mm head I saw somewhere else that said 14mm but mine…. Could be transmission, engine oil, power steering fluid or really old coolant. I would pressure test the cooling system. To be sure, pressure test the cooling system and the cap to test for leaks.
If the system will not hold pressure and there are no external leaks the head gasket may be faulty. It gets very loud aswell. Performance Gain: Cooling system parts lifespan increased. May 14, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, you vehicle can have only one. I would suggest you grab a repair manual, you should own one.
Remove the splash shield underneath the engine 5. If your car battery is not dying, you don't really need the battery charger for the electric bleeding. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Does it take a special flushing fluid to be used to actually flush the system? Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.