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Old 08-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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so here it is, i was leaving work the other day and had my car in sport mode i took off from a red light accelereating pretty quick... not to hard, just buzzing around . all of the sudden i noticed steam coming from my hood i looked down and my car did not shift it was red lined. so i pull over notice the ratiator spewing out coolant at the plastic elbow attached to it... today i replaced the radiator and now my car is over heating. i put everything back together right!. i changed the tsat, water pump, belts some pullys expansion tank just recently. and as i was taking off the expantion tank to change the radiatior the trans tstat broke and shot up in the air. so i changed that today to. now for some reason my car is over heating , i bled the system properly ! the problem is there is endless air in there i have been bleeding it for the past six hours and have never had to do it for more than 20 min before. i dont know whats wrong , its just air and steam coming out the bleeder screw then some coolant. but as i let the car warm up, more air and steam followed by more coolant ect. is it possable by my car over heating the first time it blew the new t stat? if i feel the top raid hose its really hot and i can feal air bubbles or boiling in there. maybe its the new tstat for the trans? i have no leaks so what is the prob.there is also no heat when set to 91! im going to try putting in the old tstat tommorrow and see if that was it and if not its going to the shop and i really dont want to do that.... any info or ideas please.

Quick info about the car_ 02 325i sedan, 124,000 miles, new vanos seals and rattle repair, water pump, tstat..both, serpentine and ac belt, sway bar links , tie rods, control arms, brakes, rotors, stock airbox put back in today.
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