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  1. 2010 F10 523i N53B30 - Unable to start cooling system bleeding procedure

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, Just recently I had an oil change, front brake pad change and coolant change done by an independent garage - reason for the coolant change was that they checked for leaks as the car recently showed that the coolant level was low. No leaks found. The guy who did it told me to check the...
  2. 840Ci brake bleeding

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi Guys, Happy New Year to all! I need some advice/confirmation please. I have been restoring my car for over a year now (lots of work), and have just got round to trying to bleed the brakes. I have fitted new front to rear break pipes and rebuilt the rear calipers. I have been a silly boy and...
  3. New Radiator - Can't get all the air out/not bleeding properly

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Morning all, I fitted a new radiator in my 325Ci over the weekend as the old one had a leak and I've been topping it up with the antifreeze/coolant and water as you do, but despite bleeding it repeatedly I can't seem to get it to fill up to the max. This morning I tried to do it again in this...
  4. E90 brake bleeding

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I'm going to be changing all the brakes on my car including the calipers. Question is do I need to know about anything in particular when it comes to bleeding the system? I'm going to do them one at a time and will make sure the pedal is held down with a length of wood against the seat to...
  5. Coolant bleeding - can't start the water pump

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hello, I am trying to change coolant in my Z4 e89 30i. I haven't drained anything yet from the system. Just trying to get through steps before I start any work. The problem I have encountered is that I can't get the water pump to run to get rid of the air bubbles. I turn the dashboard on...
  6. E61 535d Msport brake bleeding issues

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    HI, I wonder if anyone can throw some light or guidance on this one. I am having problems trying to bleed both front brakes after doing the following work. The rears are fine. Whilst the "pedal man" presses the brake pedal, I only have a very minimal amount of fluid coming out of the bleed valve...
  7. Coolant bleeding procedure question after low level top-op

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After having my coolant level light come on intermittently for a few days, I proceeded to check the level and the float would hit the ceiling of the radiator level, suggesting it's above max? After some research I figured maybe some air was trapped in the system triggering the sensor. So I...
  8. 316i N42 bubbling in expansion tank while bleeding the cooling system

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey Guys, I read allot in this forum about how to bleed your cooling system with the ignition on, max heat, unscrewing the expansion tank cap and the bleeder screw. And that's just what I did: the car is cold, I unscrewed the cap, the bleeder screw, turned the ignition on, fan on low but max...
  9. BMW e46 1.8ti ... bleeding coolant

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi I'm after some advice if possible ... yesterday I tried to bleed the coolant and heating system on my bmw ... but when I unscrewed the expansion tank and bleed screw .. I turned ignition on and put heat on max and low blow ... here's the thing the coolant in the tank is like sucking in and...
  10. 2007 535D LCI - Help req'd - Glow Plug Controller, coolant system bleeding, new pressure converter

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    1. Removed inlet manifold and fitted new glow plugs no problem. I'm trying to remove the power connectors from the base of the glow plug controller but they are proving very difficult as I just can't get a decent grip of them to pull downwards. Is the only way to carefully remove the coolant...
  11. 2006 e63 650i auto water bleeding

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Guys Does anyone have experience of initiating the auto bleeding system ,I've just changed my expansion tank & now need to bleed the system. I've searched online & followed the suggested methods ie key in ignition /press starter/adjust temp settings/press accelerator 10 secs to start the...
  12. self bleeding coolant ??

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    gonna attempt to replace my main thermostat the weekend once ive done that is it true my car is self bleeding with regards to coolant ? also how much coolant should i buy ?? any tips on doing this much appreciated !! cheers paul...:thumbsup
  13. 2004 E46 320d - Coolant level and bleed query

    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...
  14. Bleeding Cooling System

    General BMW Discussions
    I recently changed my water pump, due to it rumbling on my E90 320D 2005, I cannot get it to bleed because the air vents are blowing cold. Is there a easy way to bleed the system.
  15. Bleeding Coolant BMW 318i

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Right I have tried to bleed the coolant system twice by online but I have no idea what the f**ks going on. I wonder if someone could explain 1. Switched on heat but not engine. Took out bleeder cap and radiator cap and it just kept frothing for like 30 mins. Wasnt sure if this meant it was...
  16. Cooling System Bleeding, coolant tank getting higher!

    General BMW Discussions
    Hey, I have a question about the cooling system and the bleeding of it in my 2001 318Ci (N42B20). Now I have to state I don't actually have any indications of any problems, the car has never overheated in the 4000miles I've put on it since I've had it, and the temp guage has always been dead...
  17. E30 M50 conversion, problem with brake master cylinder (probably easy fix!) please help!!!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, i'm nearly finished with an M50 conversion in my 1985 e30 and i'm having an incredibly hard time getting the brakes to work (at all), i'm fairly sure I can do the actual bleeding of the brakes ok but am currently stuck on bleeding the main master cylinder for the brakes. I have a...
  18. bleeding brake system

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys iv recently had to renew the brake servo on my 318 2004 bmw. Can anyone tell me the best way to bleed the system as Haynes manual says to take it to bmw dealer. Surely there's other ways around it does the presing on the brake pedal work?
  19. Bleeding ABS block with INPA

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    There's been talk about bleeding the brakes and (in particular) air out of the ABS block using INPA to open the internal valves, but has anybody actually done it? The "Activate" menu in INPA for the E31's ABS is a bit of a mystery. There's no bleed option as such just one to activate each...
  20. coolant bleeding? n46 e90

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    guys! am i being dumb as shite i can not for the life of me get this magical self bleed procedure sorted for the coolant. iv followed so many guides, key in press button gas pedal for 10 secs... but it doesnt activate? whats going on? just did my vacuum pump refurbish , vanos seals and...