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Re: proper way to fill coolant (archive)

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Posted by Neepu on January 27, 2000 at 12:42:43:

In Reply to: Re: proper way to fill coolant posted by Siuco on January 26, 2000 at 21:52:29:

: Hey Moots,

: My ride is the 540 (V8). I don't have a "screw/bleeder" on the thermostat housing, nor is there a nylon (as per the dealers suggestion) screw/cap on the top of my rad (there is the drain cock on the left bottom). When it came time to re-fill, I took off the heater hose that comes from the rear of the engine, and goes to the water valve (Looks like a mechanical heart valve for humans!). So far it seems to work (no heat loss, nor coolant refilling), I just thought there was an easier way...........

: Cheers

: Gary 540 Siuco

: Hey Siuco.. I have a 95 540i. I posted a message regarding my heating problem. Have you had a heater valve or aux cooling pump go out on you. I also noticed the temp gauge go up when I was going up and down the parking ramps in the parking garage. On they highway, the needle stays in the middle. Could I have a stuck thermostat? I also noticed about two tablespoons of coolant leaking after parking the car overnight. I'm tryin to figure this one out. Just wondering if you've had anything similar.

:Neepu '95 540i 91K miles
:New thrust arm bushings going in today
:Nasty heating/coolings problems

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