Sometimes you'll see an obvious air bleed, such as a boltlike item threaded into a hose. Also, why is it available, if it is good for the life of the car? The hoses where full of pressure though and it has cracked the housing where the bleed screw for the thermostat sits. If this process doesn't work I'd suspect something else isn't right. With the heat exchanger setup, and my experience the other day, I'm worried about temps getting too high, too fast any time the exchanger is in the circuit unless I can cut off the coolant flow electrically. Instead of destroying the door card, a small hole can be made in the door card to access the torx bolt. Repeat steps 10 through 12. Some brake light problems have been caused by bulb sockets burning out or bent contacts in the socket- even if the lights are still working.
Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Possible causes include: low battery voltage , , , a faulty electrical connection or electrical problems unrelated to the transmission. The car will only accept new coolant at a certain rate and will easily overflow. Step 17: Tighten the bolts to the engine lift bracket to 22Nm. Some of you may remember me posting up here last week about a 530i that pumped all its coolant out of the header tank on the way home from its purchase. My friend was helping me got very nervous so I decided to switch it off. The splash shield is in two pieces, and the rear section needs to be removed first.
Section 3 - Refilling the Engine Coolant Step 1: Using a funnel, start slowly pouring the coolant mix into the overflow tank. Worst case scenario you are blind remove the airboxtemporarily 2 plugs. I also replaced the water pump on his recommendation. If the level is low then top up to the full cold level indicated on the tank or slightly above. This code is set by the crank angle sensor detecting fluctuations in engine speed as each cylinder combusts. I wondered what that thing was, the electric pump is attached to the fan shroud, is that correct? Put a new gasket on the pan, reassemble it.
Step 22: Reinstall the alternator cooling duct then reinstall the 5 mounting screws for the shroud. Sounds to me like I was closer yesterday. To accurately measure the oil level, the dipstick should be used. It is also suggested that the calibration can be done without any tools. There are several types of European armrest available ,. Thanks for your replies Regards Steve Edited December 30, 2012 by Mr2swzo. You are still wearing eye protection, right? And, if it's hot, it isn't at the correct temp to check the level.
Note: the E60 and E83 models also used the M54 engine, however they started production after the E39 was discontinued, therefore there may be changes which are incompatible with the E39 - M62: E38 pre September 1998 only , E31 4. How Much Should a Coolant Flush Cost? In addition to these models, Europe and some other markets received the 520i 2. The whole procedure makes the trip to the dealer like an inconvenience. However, a Rear Coolant Plate leak has similar symptoms. As ethylene glycol breaks down, it becomes acidic and eatsaway your head gasket, water pump etc. This confirms that it's safe to go for a short test drive around the block.
I forgot the metric sizes of the toolsneeded -sorry ; I think I used 19mm wrench A screwdriver flathead and Phillips A funnel gotta be neat A coolant collector didn't really help actually. Or were you pumping for all you're worth as it was? Put cap on expansion tank, do not fully tighten. The M5 is only available as a sedan. It got up to 118 so I shut the engine off. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your 540i is located and how to add coolant.
Figure 11 Working at the right side of the radiator we see the mounting pin green arrow is hidden by the radiator tank. If these surfaces do not mate properly, you may end up with a coolant leak later on. Another possible cause is a blocked door drain. For the couple of bucks it will cost you to get distilled water from your grocery store , why would you not put the correct stuff in your engine? Step 9: Check for any obvious coolant leaks. Step 23: Remove the jack stands and lower the car back to its normal position.
My question is, if I decide to flush the coolant on my own, can I use the long life antifreeze Prestone, etc. I measure the concentration with a Taskmaster tester obtainable from UniPart branches - recent offer about Â£5. I have both the bleed screws open. You must fill the expansion tank to the absolute brim. Leaks from the reservoirs can be caused by the grommet. Fit the left side of the radiator in the mount and then drop in the right side mount. It's good to see this in writing.