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Old 05-17-2012, 10:47 PM   #24
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My Ride: 2000 323i
Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
Just order a new t-stat and expansion tank cap. Hold off on the fan for now. How long did you bleed? (how long did you observe bubble-free water emerge from the bleed screw?)

(if the car cools as speed increase OR if the fan is not running while car is idling and hot, then its the fan)
I already got the new cap on there, and i saw bubble free water come out for about twenty minutes the last time i bled. Ill hold of on the fan and try the t-stat, its time for a new one anyways.

Originally Posted by BeMyWhip View Post
may not even be the fan, it may be the fan switch in the lower radiator hose.
try that first. Good to have a new one anyway $26 from for BMW brand
ill try that first, thanks!

Originally Posted by My325XI View Post
If your fan is working, sounds like a thermostat issue. Rebleed after that to see if the heat comes back. Check this DIY
thanks for that link, that should help too
Stupid f**king plastic parts!
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