The radiator was just replaced. Look for about 6 psi. Also some times happens if I let it coast in neutral to come to a stop, one day it happened loads and the next it would be fine. After the replacement I bled the system, but first time the car ran it wouldn't warm up. I am extremely pleased with this order. They can help you figure out if you should h ave an electronic cooling fan.
If you are working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. But there is a problem. February 20, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like a faulty head gasket. No liking water for sure, fan works but not loud fan very soft. Thanks again, Hugh April 21, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you add coolant and the message goes away, the system must be low. One day was driving on the freeway and car lost all power without any overheating issue or temp alerts, and would not restart. Thermostat is made by Vernet France.
Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. Would this be something that would commonly go hand in hand with the thermostat replacement? Last night temperature went up to red zone stayed for 3 minutes before come down. Not my favorite method but one that is common at indie shops and the dealer. November 11, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would start with a new thermostat. When I accelerate and start driving the temperature goes back to the normal level 12 o'clock position. You may have two fuel pumps.
If the system does not hold pressure and there are no external leaks, you may have a faulty head gasket. It also looks as if you would have to loosen the turn signal unit that sits beside each headlight. When coolant starts to come out close the bleeder and let it run. December 3, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The coolant reservoir? Disconnect the electrical connections to the pump and fuel level sender. If not, the thermostat may be faulty.
Other symptoms of a faulty thermostat are engine overheating, slow to warm up and lack of heat. Driving on a bad like this allows the computer to run the engine on a fuel map that is too rich. Erratic Temperature Changes: Erratic fluctuations in temperature can also occur, leading to dramatic temperature spikes and drops, which eventually result in poor engine performance. So I'm wondering what it could be. Then check coolant level and pressure test the cooling system.
Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. You can also performa system test of the cluster. Add epoxy to the pitting and sand flat. The car at no time overheated, there are no signs of coolant leaks anywhere, and I can hear the cooling fans kick on at long lights. Poking around a bit, I have determined that it was coming from the vent hose which comes off the overflow tank - as it was designed to do.
I have replaced the water pump and the themostat. I'm a firm believer in not replacing things that work fine with some exception. Disconnect the fuel lines and remember where they go. December 30, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, possible. Take up the back seat and locate the top… The Brake Wear Indicator Light means your brakes are malfunctioning, worn out, or low on fluid and you need to get them fixed. One side seems to have some gasket sealant already applied. In order to be sure that a car or truck's driving experience is as pleasant as you want, you have to keep elements such as your air conditioning or climate control operating at their maximum efficiency.
There is no coolant that is leaking out from anywhere. You can check coolant temp manually, as you won't see small fluctuations using the instrument panel gauge. It's a very common E46 problem because of the way it is mounted. The constant flow of temperature to and from the radiator is what keeps the engine of your car working at the optimum temperature. I ran water through the Heater valve and it flowed clear which means vavle is open - Correct?. See the next video below where I demonstrate how to replace the thermostat and water pump on an M54 6 cylinder engine: Questions or comments? It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs.
Someone suggested water pump or head gasket? November 7, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would think the thermostat is the issue. If the system will not hold pressure and there are no external leaks the head gasket may be faulty. If the thermostat fails stuck open however, it can be less obvious and can go unnoticed for a long period of time. Takes longer to experience the problem on colder days, and sometimes it just seems inconsistent. First check if the thermostat is opening as it should and the cooling system is properly bled.