Fan Blade. I made the mistake of saving money and bought the MTC-brand Fan Blade. It broke after only one year Never MTC again 2. During re-install it is very tough to install the fan Clutch NUT because of the tight space. here is my poultry cord trick httpwww.bimmerfest.comforumssho....phpt240143& 3. The above write-up is very detailed It took me 10h to write it up. I also consulted my cousin bmw
Awesome. Looks like a pretty cool step-by-step instr. Thanks. I will follow your intrusctions to replace my thermostat. Is it a good idea to change the sparkplugs as well since im right there replacing the valve cover gasket
Thanks to all of you for all the great info. I just received the parts in the mail...and Saturday ill go ahead and replace the gasket as well as the thermostat. One last thing...I was looking over the different tools that i need to get the job done..... My bmw is a 2002 525i....do i have a Mechanical fan or an electric fan Any ideas Thanks again guys Alex
Quote Originally Posted by cliuba Thanks to all of you for the info. I just replaced my thermostat and honestly it took around 3 12 hrs to get it down. Thanks again So thermostat ONLy and not a Cooling Overhaul
yes broke it about a million years ago and it is sitting in the top of my toolbox for eons now. It just protects that connector from contamination. If I could find some gorrilla snot I would put some in the cap and stick it back on top of the connector.
Quote Originally Posted by Girlbunny Hi I purchased the extended Gold Warranty coverage for my 2007 bmw 328i and I was just informed that my radiator has a hole in it. The dealer says it will costs 1400.00 to replace First question isnt that covered and Second 1400.00 seems really high I know owning a bmw is expensive but that is why I bought the extended GOLD Warranty coverage for over 3000.00 Theyll
Quote Originally Posted by surfcity335i Theyll tell you the thermostat stuck and caused the radiator to fail and thermostats arent covered so neither is the subsequent damage. Do you know that from experienceI would argue that the bmw Cooling System diagram list the thermostat as part of the systemand if the system is covered then the thermostat should be covered as well.
Quote Originally Posted by 3two8iguy Do you know that from experienceI would argue that the bmw Cooling System diagram list the thermostat as part of the systemand if the system is covered then the thermostat should be covered as well. You have to click cooling system to reveal the sublist of covered components. Radiator is there. thermostat is not. My crystal ball says they will blame the non-covered
Jake Yes the thermostat housing cover is the aluminum thing that you bolt onto the top of the thermostat and has a radiator hose coming off the bottom of it. I replaced the o-ring and the gasket (although a bmw mechanic told me that the gasket was not necessary). I might have over torqued it the first time but I am not sure the torque specs for the housing cover actually it never occurred to me there
There is a Service Bulletin we found out from bmw which was put out on the issue. It cost us 1760 to fix the thermostat and the radiator. One of the problems is when we had the car worked on at a body shop the shop replaced the coolant with something other than bmw coolant which is the incorrect ration of we they put in it - PLUS there was a frayed wire to the thermostat which bmw said meant the thermostat
Quote Originally Posted by starmate5 There is a Service Bulletin we found out from bmw which was put out on the issue. It cost us 1760 to fix the thermostat and the radiator. One of the problems is when we had the car worked on at a body shop the shop replaced the coolant with something other than bmw coolant which is the incorrect ration of we they put in it - PLUS there was a frayed wire to the thermostat
as to prevent potential damage from leaking coolant. Use a pair of pliers to remove the clips holding the hoses on to the thermostat. Remove the bolts holding the thermostat to the engine and then remove the thermostat. Installation is the reverse of removal. Use a new gasket and new aluminum bolts (if they are painted blue then they should be replaced). To bleed the system Pre-mix one gallon of bmw
ok I need a little advice. I just replaced my thermostat a couple weeks ago after getting the P1620 error. (also did the CPS sensors and Vanos rings and the valve cover gasket) Today while driving home got the SEs light and am now getting P1620 and P0444 I used a Genuine bmw replacement thermostat so do you think it is still a faulty thermostat or is there something else to check Electrical connection
Who is this warranty through The plan most bmw dealers sell clearly states what is not covered sometimes in broad terms sometimes in very detailed terms. I know the thermostathousing would be called out on the plan bmw most frequently sells (three tier plan). Is this through another company then It seems unusual that a plan would not have at least a clear inclusion or exclusion list. Hope they get
a lot of mess not draining the block or rad. Pretty straight forward and now my car warms up in just a couple of minutes and blows wonderful hot air - winter is coming Awesome thanks Ill try that and hopefully it works for me. Quote Originally Posted by charlesberry The automatic transmission thermostat sits on a mount inside the bottom of the expansion tank. thermostat For auto trans oil cooler bmw
Quote Originally Posted by bmw_550I Hello I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good bmw INDY that can for a good price replace my valve cover gaskets and upper timing case gaskets Should i do all at the same time or just the leaky ones Currently have 80K and my routine checkup and oil change at the dealer found a leaky vacuum pump which i can do myself easily accessible and a passenger side leaky
I bought the car new and it has been serviced by the same dealership thru out. They told me that it had an oil leak at last years inspection sticker service but do it looking minor and they telling me i needed a thermostat replaced both services being very expense I opted for the thermostat repair. Today I google bmw oil leak and the fist thing is a youtube video showing the discover of faulty blots
I always replace the valve cover gasket set every time I replace the spark plugs on the M52 and M54 series engines. I do this as a part of a major tune-up (along with water pump expansion tank thermostat hoses etc.) at about every 60k to 70k miles (100k kilometers). Incidentally some people have reported premature failure on some of the after-market valve cover gasket sets.
so Im sure it was leaking. What gives Should I expect to have to do this job every three years Same here. Replaced my VCG at 74K with Goetze gasket set. Now the car has 123K and the VCG is leaking again. So lasted for some 50K. And Goetze is supposed to be OE Quote Originally Posted by alpinweiss I always replace the valve cover gasket set every time I replace the spark plugs on the M52 and M54 series
Quote Originally Posted by mikes95540i I just replaced the water pump in my 95 540i and everything went smoothly until I put the fluid back in just to have it pour out of the thermostat housing. I followed the Bentley manual took the thermostat back out put it back in...4 times The manual shows the o-ring going in first then the thermostat then the cover. Wont work like that thermostat then the o-ring
Quote Originally Posted by Coco DeWitt Im driving my third bmw a 2004 325xi purchased in 2005 as a CPO. It currently has 135K miles and is off warranty and starting to have a few problems. A few months ago the check engine light came on indicating a problem with the thermostat. My local mechanic (cheaper than the dealer) has always been able to handle any repairs except for this one (its an automatic
Sorry it took so long. Thanks to everyone on here who helped me now its time to hopefully help others. N62 engine thermostat removal. 1 Start by making sure engine is not hot and putting the front end of your car on jack stands. Put them in the two jack points which are located right behind the front wheels. 2 Take off the engine encapsulation panel ( the huge black plastic pannel under the car that
Quote Originally Posted by Nando779 Bluebee you are the bmw Macgyver. Good stuff. Its actually cn90s trick - cn90 fan clutch nut replacement trick But I learned some of my own of course by the hard way. Most (if not all) of these tricks will apply to the E46 also - Bluebee force-free radiator hose removal trick - CN90s broken expansion tank nipple & cn90 repair trick - Where to get o-ring replacement
You are not the first This has been covered a few times before and I believe one guy had over 7k damage from the short and resulting small fire. Please report this to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration httpwww.nhtsa.dot.gov I believe that if enough folks report in that it may cause bmw to start warranting this stuff as a recall. It is definitely a safety concern. Ask them to save the parts and post pictures. I am curious what this looks like and what this thermostat controls.
hmmm how do you guys come up with labor Honestly the parts come on and off in about two-three hours(upperlower hoses fan clutch shroud belts pullies tensioner water pump and thermostat) the crummy part is filling and then bleeding and then refilling and then bleeding then driving the car for a few miles and then bleeding again. There is really no easy way to bleed a bmw cooling system. If you are going
expansion tank etc.). Since you have the V8 you are already in the bonus round and I can hear that clock ticking from here. I would also add... you should replace the fan blades(bc they can crack and cause a catastrophic failure). And maybe the visco fan clutch too. These two things can cause a good waterpump to fail over some time - do to imbalance. When you replace the valve covers - only buy bmw
Ill cut you a break since you are new (welcome to the fest by the way). Heres a link to the DIY httpwww.pelicanparts.combmwtech...thermostat.htm Like many things people post about this has been cover numerous times. Please for your benefit read the stickies at the top of the E36 forum and use the search this forum feature. If you cant locate an answer to your future questions then post a thread. We really do like to help but we expect you to try and help yourself too.