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Forum: General E46 Forum 05-09-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Yes when moving fast enough and consistently it...

Yes when moving fast enough and consistently it doesn't overheat, I will take your advice onboard, I think its time to overhaul the cooling system, I don't think the previous owner did any...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Thanks I hear you, would you recommend putting...

Thanks I hear you, would you recommend putting red locktite on it?
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
After you have driven a BMW it's hard to...

After you have driven a BMW it's hard to move to another brand, we have a lot of Mercs here but just not my style..LOL
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
We live in Zimbabwe so there are no BMW parts and...

We live in Zimbabwe so there are no BMW parts and have to import which costs an arm and a leg, baldly needed the car for school run so, we are waiting for delivery of a new thermostat. I hear you the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Yes the thermostat failed and the previous owner...

Yes the thermostat failed and the previous owner took out the spring and valve inside so it's just a shell that lets water run through
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By Voltron263
Hi, I did the same when I did my first head...

Hi, I did the same when I did my first head gasket job. Those 3 bolts are really brittle, never use a ratchet like i did, try get them hand tight with a normal T wrench or similar. The only way we...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Voltron263
Check for a head gasket failure

Check for a head gasket failure
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
PROBLEM FOUND: Hi guys an update on the problem I...

PROBLEM FOUND: Hi guys an update on the problem I was having, it turns out one of the head bolts at the back had become loose. So it had a minor leak i presume that would come and go depending on the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 05-08-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By Voltron263
Hi, Your engine might not be toast, do you...

Hi,

Your engine might not be toast, do you see a plume of white smoke coming out of the exhaust, you may have warped your cylinderhead or blown your headgastet. My wife also ran into the same...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-22-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Hi Lobe, so car went past the optimum mark when...

Hi Lobe, so car went past the optimum mark when my wife was driving to the shops, I phoned her on how to bleed it and it hasnít overheated since, if fact itís running too cool so the thermostat is a...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-09-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Thanks mate, the thermostat that regulates water...

Thanks mate, the thermostat that regulates water going to the transmission was also removed, means coolant is continually flowing, perhaps this I why there is a small leak, will investigate more and...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-08-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 104,754
Posted By Voltron263
Thank you, did the same and it works like a charm

Thank you, did the same and it works like a charm
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-08-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Voltron263
Don't want to scare you but get the Head Gasket...

Don't want to scare you but get the Head Gasket checked out, we were sold a car that had a head gasket issue, to mask the problem, they welded the mechanical fan onto the fan clutch, and also took...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Can the transmission cooler pipes leak at the...

Can the transmission cooler pipes leak at the point of entering the gearbox, will this cause the cooling system pressure problems or its a separate system?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-08-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Thanks Logan330i, were you symptoms constant or...

Thanks Logan330i, were you symptoms constant or intermittent like mine?
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 04-04-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 104,754
Posted By Voltron263
Worked like a charm

Thank you for this, followed the steps, it was please to hear the motor whirl. I m also going to have a beverage on your behalf.
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Thanks mate, I really didn't want to take the...

Thanks mate, I really didn't want to take the intake off again, potential for something else breaking, old car, but I will have to bite the bullet! The pipe is a new one, I replaced it when I...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-03-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
True that brother, Life goes on!

True that brother, Life goes on!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Thanks

Thanks mate! Really helps!
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-31-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Thanks guys I will get a new t start it makes...

Thanks guys I will get a new t start it makes sense that for proper cooling water shouldn't flow freely because it won't have time to transfer heat properly(never thought of it), maybe...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Head and block have no cracks. No sign of exhaust...

Head and block have no cracks. No sign of exhaust in the expansion tank. And, Yes after bleeding the system, car has no issues, drives like a charm, it only gives issues in the morning when starting...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Thanks for the heads up, the previous owner...

Thanks for the heads up, the previous owner removed the thermostat so there is nothing there just the housing, the expansion tank thermostat is the one you see when you take out the expansion tank,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Voltron263
A good mechanic can tell straight up if he thinks...

A good mechanic can tell straight up if he thinks it's the head
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
Thanks will get it tested! Shouldn't a...

Thanks will get it tested! Shouldn't a gasket issue be consistent though, sometimes car works like a charm sometimes overheats.
Forum: General E46 Forum 03-30-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By Voltron263
System has enough coolant, when it starts to...

System has enough coolant, when it starts to overheat, the car burps the coolant from the cap and I never have to refill more than 2l until it gets full, also forgot to mention, in the morning I...
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