Do you think this is a faulty thermostat? It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. These sets are quite reliable and install on S54 stock internals. While this does require getting under the car, in most cases, it does provide a neater way to drain the coolant from the engine as opposed to having it gush from the thermostat mounting recess as the thermostat is removed. However after two months of normal riding the new thermostat is stuck too. Be careful not to damage the hose if you plan to reuse it. I would grab a repair manual.
These weep holes are cast into the pump housing and allow excess coolant to drain out if it has leaked past the various seals in the pump. Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. I never did find them in the Bentley manual. See our Pelican Parts Technical Article on If you are looking for more Technical Articles to diagnose or repair cooling issues please visit our. It increase the power of 3. Periodically there is an overheat on S54.
Now in E46 M3 install only S54. They are plastic and fail often. Once the engine is fully warmed up the Mishimoto Racing E46 Thermostat will open up at a lower temperature than the stock thermostat, allowing the coolant to flow through the engine sooner thus reducing and maintaining cooler engine temperatures. Fill and bleed the cooling system. However, this article is close: - Nick at Pelican Parts jonny Comments: wen i change my water pump on my 320i will it be a straght fit back on?? Neither the not for Europe used in this model. Once complete, check the cooling system for leaks and, if needed, top up the cooling system.
This is because the thermostat has a fail-safe mechanical function as well. Tightening torque, refer to Specifications, Mechanical. For sandpaper, use a fine grit wet sand paper. I bled the cooling system again, this time I jacked up the the front drivers side to get the bleeder screw as high as possible. Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours.
Anyway, I don't want to snap anything. If the system will not hold pressure and there are no external leaks the head gasket may be faulty. I have a problem with my 325i e46 model. I'm changing my water pump, idler pulley, and upgrading to the hydraulic belt tensioner tomorrow. These engines have been used in various 3, 5 X and Z models. This will be your best bet when diagnosing. June 5, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: More likely a faulty fan.
The next morning, about 10 hours later, I drove it two miles and it overheated and started spewing coolant. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. April 10, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would try to bleed the cooling system again, You may have trapped air. They can figure out a good epoxy. Not sure it is available in small portions, usually came in a tube of 20. See our Pelican Parts Technical Article on Replacing Your Drive Belt.
Valve clearances are following cold engine : inlet 0. If the system will not hold pressure and there are no external leaks the head gasket may be faulty. November 1, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes. I read somewhere here that the water pump pulley bolts are 10 nm? If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Over tightening parts can cause a lot of trouble, i.
Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Torque Wrench sizes Torque Wrenches are available in different sizes i. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. July 27, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Is the check engine light on or flashing when the problem is present? I read somewhere here that the water pump pulley bolts are 10 nm? But as these cars bought for active driving, for today practically all of them are in awful state. You can try our thermostat, and if you are not happy you can return it for a full refund.