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Old 01-20-2011, 01:31 PM   #32
havnfun328
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wichita
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My Ride: '99 328i, '03 M5
I think the RTV is unnecessary. It'll be a real mess next time. I replaced my t-stat 100K miles ago and no leaks yet.

Jabela's bleeding procedure is more complicated than needed. With fan on low and heat full hot, simply pour the coolant in very *slowly* until it comes out the bleeder screw. That should be all except for maybe a top-off after your next drive that fully warms it up.
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1999 E46 328i Bone stock 5-speed: Beater and Track Car
247K and still running strong
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