I would assume air is trapped. Mount the expansion tank plate to the new radiator. Cheers October 26, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, two jack stands needed for raising and supporting the front end. Also, when cool It will idle forever with no problem, but as soon as it's driven, quick spike of temp gauge. Thanks 2002 325i automatic March 26, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Hmmm pale amber? In a freezing climate, using a stronger concentration max 50% will protect the system from freezing to lower temperatures.
To ensure absolute quality, Samco only uses premium quality silicone rubber and all of the hoses are hand finished and inspected by race equipment engineers. The pre-attached stock-style plastic quick-disconnect fittings include new O-rings, providing a reliable leak-free seal during installation. Havent refilled it as the engine is still hot. Remove all of the bolts that hold the thermostat to the engine. See Pelican Parts Technical Article on Removing the Figure 2 Working at the lower left side of your radiator, remove the radiator and coolant expansion tank drain plugs green arrows.
Choose from multiple color options to personalize your engine compartment. It isn't going into the oil, it never overheats, and it has needed filling in the past. August 22, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You may have had air in the system, causing a low fluid condition. Start cold, warm, once it begins to get above halfway, check if lower hose is colder than it should be. Any ideas what could cause this? Need to buy parts for this project? Anyway, what does flushing the cooling system involve for my car? Is there no quick release connector on that hose, on the plastic part that the crimp is holding the pipe on to? Sorry for the pics, camera was a bit too big and space was a bit too small! I bled the system per the article instructions. My car overheated and seemed to blow coolant out the cap , I am going to replace the thermostat and bleed the system. The plastic connectors on the original hose must be transferred over to the new silicone hose.
But if my auxiiallry fans don't work at all will that be a problem and cause my car to over heat in 20 to 30 mins? This hose connects to the expansion tank and the plastic hose which leads to the engine block. I also did a core flush, which produced small black pieces? December 14, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: if you have flow, the flap for the heater blend door may be stuck on the cold side of heater housing. I went ahead and replaced the lower and upper radiator hose, the water pump, temp sensor, and expandion tank i may be leaving a few pieces out. I've seen that quick release on other hoses, but not on that one. All pictures and manufacturer information is for identification purposes only.
The air just does not come through the vents. There are lots of places for it to leak but the cause is usually a bad o-ring and not the mounting plate itself. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. May 30, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would pressure test the cooling system. If successfully done, it's possible to reuse the old plug until a new one can be obtained. There is white smoke but disappear after few minutes.
Coolant on the ground I would pressure test the cooling system. March 31, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. January 16, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the input on this one. You can try bleed procedure again or drain system and use a vacuum bleeder. I'll be working on my E46 throughout the week since removing the intake manifold and performing the whole job will be roughly 5 hours :. July 29, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What do you mean the difference? Disclaimer: All efforts have been made to keep the information on this site as accurate as possible.
Slowly fill the expansion tank until coolant is coming out of the E46 expansion tank bleeder screw and is free from bubbles. I have attached a picture of the ratchet, extensions and universal I used to get mine out. You may have a slightly low coolant level contributing to the light. April 7, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would pressure test the cooling system. Also, did you use a new crush copper washer on the drain plug? Note: Coolant will not transfer heat as effectively at high concentrations, so only go above 33% if you need extreme protection from freezing cold temperatures.
So weeks later, with each time im topping off the system with half a gallon of distilled water, im sure thats all im running on. Buying a new mounting plate will make installation easier because you can assemble almost everything off the car where there is more room. I do not know which engine it has, as far as M54 etc, I didn't buy it new, therefore, I do not have any of the paperwork that may indicate this information. That can be a hard leak to track down as it can leak from the weep hole or around the o-ring, and any leak from the water pump will not be easily visible as it is hidden behind the accessory belt pulley, and that pulley itself is located behind the fan and shroud. Be sure to work with a cool engine and confirm the cooling system lacks pressure before opening the cooling system.