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Old 02-28-2015, 12:29 AM   #1
Honeybadger VS
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Location: Schofield Barracks, Hi
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My Ride: 2000 328Ci
Coolant related issue. overheating.

So to state my problem. I attempt to bleed the car. Everything is good with the heater on. I turn the AC and it overheat until i turn on the heater again.Also it will eventually overheat no matter what. What is the best way to bleed this car that is as close to fool proof as possible.*
(How I have tried to bleed the car is key being set to the ignition position but engine not on. Blower on low and heat at 91. Take filler cap and bleeder screw off. Fill until constant fluid comes out. Screw in bleeder screw. Remove excess fluid from expansion tank then replace filler cap)

Mind you I have recently replaced the coolant temp sensor. I have a spare brand new thermostat on hand. Expansion tank was replaced at 80k miles same as
2000 BMW 328ci 5 speed. Located in Hawaii on Oahu @Schofield Barracks
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:35 AM   #2
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See Mango's bleeding instructions at the end of the first post. Also, there are links to his blog.


Good luck.
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