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  1. heater matrix gurgling

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi guys, I am getting a gurgling when i turn on the heater at the start. Do i need to bleed the system with the nose up high to get air out? I am not loosing coolant judging by the expansion tank but i do get a worrying whiff of coolant when i first turn on the heater but I have been ignoring...
  2. E36 Convertible Matrix replacement

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All This is my first post,I've had my N Reg 328i Rag top for nearly a year and I'm loving it,apart from the failing matrix which emits steam from the air vents smelling of coolant.The car steams up inside after each trip too.So i've got to bite the bullit and change the matrix but with it...
  3. 2000 728i. M52tu heater matrix inlet pipe.

    Introductions
    Hi, I recently purchased myself a stunning 728i (e38) but unfortunately ran into head gasket issues after about 3 weeks of ownership. Being fairly mechanically minded I decided to tackle the job myself and so far so good, I sent the cylinder head away yesterday for skimming, and in the mean time...
  4. Can someone please help me remove the heater matrix from its black plastic housing?? i already have the dash out.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone i hope someone can help me? I decided to replace the heater matrix in my e46 318i 2000 by myself as i dont have the cash at the moment to pay a mechanic to do it. I dismantled the dash already but im now left with the black plastic housing which no matter what i try will not let me...
  5. Heater Matrix replace??????

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi i have just brought a cheap bmw off a friend who was sick of the heating, its a 2000 e46 with cable operated heater matrix and the control dials well there done for as he was too heavy handed so i wanted to know if i could put the heater matrix out of a newer model into it and use a automatic...
  6. Heater Matrix DIY and Coolant Flush E46

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
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  7. 1999 840Ci - Slow coolant loss plus possible heater matrix leak?

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Been having to use the heating the last few days and when the car is left it steams up (inside) something rotten. Plus it really doesn't want to de-mist even though the blower works well and it's nice and warm. On top of this the coolant level drops and needs topped-up and re-bled every few...
  8. 1990 E30 325i Heater Matrix water valve & inlet pipe required

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, can anyone recommend a decent spares dealer who might have the part mentioned? The part number is: 90.944.04.009 Behr. I have tried several places and they either don't know what I'm talking about or they don't have it. I'm new here so apologies if in wrong forum. PS: I've tried searching...
  9. BBS and Heater matrix

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Alright guys just removed my heater matrix as coolant is flooding out of it, any body recommend a good place to get a new one ? I see euro car parts sell them any body had any experience ? And i have just been tyring to refurb my BBS split rim i started with the spare and it went ok. Im thinking...
  10. Cooling system problem - no heat to heater matrix

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi guys, suggestions needed from you wise people please 2000 E46 325i - 66k - one owner before me (April) with full Sytner history It was fine for the last 10k that I've done in it but on Weds morning no heat from the heater (was fine on Tuesday). The temp gauge sat at it's usual midway point...
  11. heater matrix

    Introductions
    i have a 2000 318 and have water dripping from the gearbox area presume its heater matrix (no water in car) just wanted to know if this can be done without removing dash cheers! its very cold
  12. E39 535 - Changing the heater matrix on an e39 535?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I can smell coollant and suspect my heater matrix is going. Does anyone know if this is a major job on an e39 535 ? I've done it in other cars and it's been a full dash out nightmare! Any help much appreciated!
  13. 1993 E36 318 IS - Heater matrix help please.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I'm new to thi site and hoping there is some helpful geniuses out there. I have an l reg e36 318is and since I bought it there has been no heating. The pipes that go into the car from engine bay have been plugged. That's fine and I'm guessing the heater matrix has gone. I took it out a...
  14. 1999 E36 316 Compact Heater Matrix Problem

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    At the weekend whilst driving the car started to overheat and I pulled over as soon as I saw the temperature guage hit red (I would have stopped sooner if I had of noticed) no smoke but a bit of a slight bad smell. The AA identified the heater matrix was broken and took me home. I need to...
  15. 1998 e36 316i Heater matrix are they all the same? Best place to get one?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Think my heater matrix is on it's way out as I'm getting a coolant smell when I switch vents onto heater and also the windows are steamed up on the inside in the morning so theres moisture inside checked window seals just incase too. Weres the best place to get one? Are they different between...
  16. 1996 E36 316i - Compact heater matrix part

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi does anyone know if i can get the plastic water pipe that sits in the engine bay that connects to the matrix anywhere as myn has snapped as well as the water elbow housing from the rear of the cylinder head.Help would be apprieciated:thumbsup
  17. 2001 E46 318 - heater matrix leaking

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi everyone can any one tell me how to replace heater matrix on e46 with air conditioning.thanks
  18. 1993 E36 318 heater matrix assembly diagram?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Does anyone have one or know of one? Need to see if it's just an o ring i need or not? Cheers Ben
  19. 1998 E36 318i - Suspect a block heater matrix

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello all, I have just recently got a BMW 318i SE Auto 1998 (1796cc). The climate control unit is faulty. I got some information from this forum and replaced the 0.47uf 35Volt Capacitor on the PCB and the unit got live again. But I still getting no hot air inside. Everything about the car works...
  20. 2002 E46 318i - major water leak-heater matrix?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi All Just got back home from the weekly shop, only to discover something akin to the Niagra Falls eminating from the centre of the car. It is a 2002 318i SE. Something tells me it is the heater matrix as the carpet on the driver side is soaking wet also! Any suggestions, do I look for...
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