On the Left Side, I only have one Drain for the Radiator. Probably the wrong stuff if so. See Pelican Parts Technical Article on Removing the Figure 2 Working at the lower left side of your radiator, remove the radiator and coolant expansion tank drain plugs green arrows. Lift and support the front of your vehicle safely, refer to our Pelican Parts Technical Article on. Torque Spec on the drain plug is 18 ft-lbs. Now this was going on i was looking for hot water on the heater core,removing the thought of taped air.
Another observation I did not mention earlier is the Modine radiator fins appear to be more dense relative to Behr. Any suggestions on a fix besides a new tank. Turn on the car and examine all of the places we worked for leaks. My smallest torque wrench only goes down to 4 Nm so I used that with no ill effects. You may have a slightly low coolant level contributing to the light. I would assume air is trapped. I did a refill and followed the bleeding process;but my coolant level keeps going down after every 6 miles.
I would pull the control panel out and check the Bowden cable first. The air escapes first, then coolant. Decided to replace the water pump, thermostat, resovoir tank, and upper n lower radiator hose myself. Figure 6 Working at top of the radiator, loosen the coolant expansion tank bleeder screw green arrow. When they replaced it, I noticed it was different. I love it to death but I'm getting fed up. The Behr uses a single screw-in drain plug with a single o-ring whereas the oem has plug within a plug.
Properly dispose of the old coolant 18. The air just does not come through the vents. Possible defective thermostat or faulty wiring to it. Turn on the car and check for leaks 16. In looking at the system, the longer one blocks off the port so putting that one into an automatic makes no sense.
A test for electrolysis requires a voltmeter with a range of 0 to roughly 12 volts and a resolution of 0. There is an O-ring on the radiator drain plug and a sealing washer on the bleed plug that you might want to replace while doing this. Shut it off and allow it to cool completely. Comments: I currently own a Ponitiac Pacifica M3. Raise the car and secure it with jackstands on the rubber jacking points provided on each side of the car under the doors. Thanks for the info Neil.
Thanks -Bubba Jr March 28, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Always use protection whether the car is hot or not ; - Casey at Pelican Parts 325i Comments: I have a leak of a pale amber color fluid at front driver side of car that seems to be below the coolant tank. I have a 2003 325i Sedan with automatic transmission. Any tips or recommendations on how to remove screw. They will be blue in color and should be almost directly under where the radiator filler cap is. The black one was ordered from my dealer. Wear goggles, have a nice sized container to catch the coolant in.
This radiator is the same in a 1 series a 3 series and an X1. January 19, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You may have had air, raising the temp and with it the pressure. Clean all spills immediately and rinse the area with water. Some fluid came out, but when I looked down into the radiator, there was still enough fluid to keep the indicator floating with the end of it sticking out of the radiator. October 22, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: White smoke is likely coolant. I have a 2006 e46 318ci that has a N46B20a engine. This is what I believe is broke.
Thanks Graham October 16, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: First get a new drain plug. Here we're doing the electrolysis test and coming up with a good result. Reinstall the drain plugs radiator drain plug: 18 to 27 in-lb thats inch-pounds not foot-pounds. I'm stumped in the problem. Note that the level indicator in the resevior will indicate that there is too much coolant in the system, but this is okay, it will go down after you drive it the first time. June 26, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Are there any external leaks? The new style hose part number is 32-41-6-764-725. Now alot of times other oil leaks can leak down and around the oil pan and make you think your oil pan is leaking which is why I highly recommend cleaning up the oil and thoroughly inspecting the leak before just replacing parts.
This way I will have mostly distilled water in the sytsem. Am I looking at the wrong bolt? I just cant tell which way to tighten to snug it up. I did not drain the block. Tighten down the bleeder screw do not overtighten and replace your coolant filler cap. The low coolant light may be due to a fault sensor in the reservoir.