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  1. Technical Guides for the BMW E31.
    Both the V8 and V12's are self bleeding - that's great, but the heater system isn't! Here's how to get the bleeding done without the normal problems:
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Had to fill up the expansion tank last Thursday as was bone dry, curious as the coolant light came on and I thought it was broke, anyway must we always bleed it or is filling it good enough?
  3. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi guys, hope you are all having more festive cheer than I am. I replaced the clutch and slave-cylinder week before xmas and just can't seem to get it to bleed after 3 days trying... yes, that old chestnut I have tried reverse bleeding by injecting fluid into the bleed-nipple on the...
  4. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I have just changed the radiator in a 2011 Alpina D3 Biturbo. I believe it is based on a 320d. I have tried the coolant bleed procedure as though it has an electric water pump as per t'internet. However nothing happens. I'm hoping that it has a belt driven waterpump, otherwise it's not...
  5. BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi Guys Appoloies if im in the wrong section but this is my first post and im new here so hey to begin with :D To begin with my brakes were mint! I had fitted all new mtec /mintex slotted and grooved setup and fully rebuilt calipers and the stopping power was immense! Further to an MOT...
  6. BMW Guides and How To's
    Hi guys abit of a strange one but I have had this twice on two different e36. I've just done a coolant overhaul and the bleed screw snapped in the radiator. Got that out and order a bleed screw from ebay just a oem style replacement. But the thread is wrong. It's a fine thread and the radiator...
  7. General BMW Discussions
    Hi, okay so here's the story behind the car, I had it about a month now, bought it as a project. One day I was testing to see which abs sensor was faulty so I had the car idling as battery was flat and wanted a charge in it. Not sure on the exact time but maybe 30 mins into it I started noticing...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, okay so here's the story behind the car, I had it about a month now, bought it as a project. One day I was testing to see which abs sensor was faulty so I had the car idling as battery was flat and wanted a charge in it. Not sure on the exact time but maybe 30 mins into it I started noticing...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have a E36 328i 1996. The thermostat housing cracked and was leaking coolant so I replaced it myself with a aluminium one after checking the flatness of it carefully I used some RTV around the gasket area [not RTV paste around the entire thing, including thermostat area]. I then refilled the...
  10. General BMW Discussions
    Hello! I'm about to change the thermostat on my 320d -09. And I wounder if someone could help me throw the bleeding procedure of the coolant system. It's a mechanical water pump. I know some E90/91 have the electrical and that procedure is to bleed the system is very easy. Hope someone can...
  11. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, I've been noticing a slow coolant loss for a while now. I thought I would try bleeding it to see if there was any air trapped just to start off with. My Process: Parked car over night, front end slightly slanted upwards on drive Removed expansion cap Removed Bleed screw next to...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I really didn't want to have to ask this as there are loads of posts about this, but I haven't been able to find an answer to my specific query so I'm hoping some of you guys can help. Of late the coolant level indicator has lit, not often, maybe 3 times in the past month. Once lit it has...
  13. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi My wife has a BMW X3 E83 2.0D 2005. It is due a brake fluid replacement. I do not have the diagnostic s/w DIS (the one I bought off ebay was no good!), so I cannot force the ABS/DSC pump to be activated to perform a complete flush. However, I still think it's worthwhile draining the...
  14. BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    I have searched both,on this site and Internet for many hours.mimhave what sounds like running and bubbling water behind my dash passenger side.,only hear when going around a roundabout as it goes form one side to other. I have tried pipe in through vents but no water. Checked screen and...
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    since the waterpumps been changed i cannot get the coolant to bleed up ive followed the correct procedure with still no joy ive even had it on stands at one point but still no joy. It blows constant cold air through the heaters even when the temp is reading 12clock. Soon as you drive it starts...
  16. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I have just registered on this forum with the hope someone can help me! Basically yesterday I ran the engine dry so when I went to start it for work this morning it just wouldn't start up, it would crank forever but nothing else to instantly I thought its because theres no fuel. I put about...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    going to bleed my brakes tonight, just wondering what size the head it on the bleep nipple?
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Good day, I've just purchased my friend's lifters. All silent, in good shape. The problem is, at first he could push the rod down w/ his finger, but it got stiff and rock solid. Now, we can't move them at all. Is it safe to install them like this? Just avoiding any major disasters. here are...
  19. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, New to the forum and hope you can shed a little light on the issues i'm experiencing with my BMW E36 323i. I've recently changed the radiator, when trying to bleed the system, only steam is coming from the bleed screw and no water, also backpressure builds and coolant starts to pour...
  20. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi Fellas, This was my first time bleeding brakes, and although I was, generally speaking, competent in regards to the process, I ran into my share of troubles and was hoping for some insight. Car was in the air on 4 jack stands, completely level, and I decided to use a Motiv pressure bleeder I...
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