The book was released in August 2006, and is available for ordering now. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. The power steering pump is a pain but the other items are fairly straight forward and could probably be done by a decent local mechanic. This entry was posted on August 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm and is filed under. January 31, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you are replacing the pump, the pulley and bolts can be replaced at the same time. If bolts in the timing case have failed, you will have to drill then out and retap the holes. I would start there and see if it remedies your problem.
It seems to me that the electric cooling fan is not coming on when the coolant reaches a certain temperature. Can anyone give me some advice on the replacement of my water pump, thermostat and hose on this vehicle? They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Maybe at this point water is mixing oil? Loosen tensioner bolts dont remove the bottom is a 15mm that is also used by the alternator, rotate the tensioner to the passenger side with a screwdriver to loosen tension on the belt compress spring , and take the timing belt off. The impeller could be worn. I refill the coolant and bleeding the system. August 7, 2012 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You may have a bad head gasket - Nick at Pelican Parts Wayne at Pelican Parts Comments: Wayne, I recently completed the update of the cooling system on my '94 318i. One of the principle areas of failure are the thermostat and water pump.
The car has 57k miles on it. The bolts are all out and the holes were the screws go into have all broken off. Install the new pump and tighten down the four bolts that attach it to the block. Additionally, corrosion and wear with age and use can cause a gasket to fail, which can cause overheating and water leakage into the oil compartment. If the shaft moves, then it is definitely worn out.
Or just wait until pump is removed. It may be faster for you to call our parts specialists to get the bolt: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They should provide some warranty on their work. How do i fix this? There is no functional difference - they will both pump the same amount of coolant through the system. January 16, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Tapping the pump with a rubber mallet wasn't doing the trick on my '98 318ti. This M43 has no engine oil cooler as I know, just the transmission oil cooler, and if this would be the problem expansion tank would be full of mixed stuff, and it is not.
So as a last resort I looked in my Bently manual and it described some pilot holes that were designed to drive the pump out with screws. When I start the engine water pressure a lot and come up. Then replace them with new. Also I bled the system with the valve on the radiator until a stream of coolant came out no bubbles. Remove the Fan and fan clutch assembly.
If the system will not hold pressure and there are no external leaks the head gasket may be faulty. July 26, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Check the coolant pump. I had a few queries about the pump so i sent off an email and got an almost instant response and it was very informative. Centrifugal force then forces water into the engine block on into the cylinder heads before draining back into the radiator ready to be recycled through the system. Remove the spark plugs because this will eliminate any compression in the cylinders so you can rotate the engine by hand.
Slowly add coolant until it spills through the bleed screw. Needs a radiator hose etc. I noticed that bottom hose was not getting hot so I replaced the Thermostat and now the car will not start. You will have to replace or repair the leak. I also wanted a thermostat which was not on there site,but I asked and they had one at the fraction of the cost from other more common parts suppliers in Australia.
January 10, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Does sound like a faulty water pump or restricted heater core. Any information will be appreciated March 23, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The should be M8. The hose into radiator- hot: from radiator-cold: thermostat housing- hot. After screwing the bolts in until the made contact I began turning them very slowly first one then the other only about ten clicks on my ratchet drive on each to insure they both pulled out evenly. Extremely satisfied with clickable automotive and will be using them in the future for all of my automotive parts.
After getting frustrated and leaving it overnight, I tried putting a large bolt with a nut threaded onto it on top of the pump and tightening the bolt so that the end pressed against the engine and the edge of the nut pressed on the pulley flange of the pump. The pump could lock up, which could cause the belt to come off. If the system is not working properly, a fault code will be set. I am definitely a long term customer. If they located other areas of leak, your best option is to do it yourself. Also if I wanted to do a complete cooling system overhaul what would I need besides an aluminum radiator, hoses, water pump and bmw blue coolant? I would pressure test the cooling system. It is not coolant green but clear like water.
January 10, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Inspect the heat shields, they may be missing. I have noticed where the two catalytic converters connect each pipe has its own catalytic converter, those two pipes have a union that connect to each other, from that union water droplets seep from it. With the great tips from Pelican and friends, went to the hardware store bought the 6mm bolts and some lithium grease and expected the worst. They are removable and should come right out. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. Check if the system has air, bleed it, then check coolant flow. May 30, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would think not.