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Old 11-30-2012, 04:13 AM   #14
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My Ride: 1999 328i 4dr
Originally Posted by manutdferg View Post
Crazy One , what's the progress with your car ?. Mine the mechanic had to bleed the coolant system again as he suspected that at one point it might have been opened whilst hot thereby leading to air being clogged in . since then the level hasnt dropped but am not too comfortable with the performance & also the sound of the engine when on idle , there is a funny sound with some bit of shaking as well .
I changed it out and no more leak from the temp sensor. It was an easy fix for a cheap price.
Unfortunately I also saw coolant on the radiator near the coolant fill spout.
I found what looks like a crack in the side plastic piece on the radiator tank.
I ordered a new expansion tank before noticing the crack so when I change the radiator I will also install the new expansion tank.
Might as well do it all at the same time.

Yeah I read here that there is a specific procedure to bleeding the air out properly.
I have not noticed a change in the engine but it may be that I just haven't noticed any.

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