If the fan is not mounted on the water-pump pulley, rock the pulley instead. Most of the hoses in your engine carry pressurized fluid, including hot coolant, pressurized power steering fluid, and pressurized brake fluid. So, it is good to take regular inspection of the car in order to avoid unwanted situation while driving on the road. These conditions may be due to cooling system leaks or an improper coolant fill procedure. The upper hose attaches from the top of the radiator to the top of the engine at the thermostat housing. I went ahead and replaced the lower and upper radiator hose, the water pump, temp sensor, and expandion tank i may be leaving a few pieces out.
Is there any drain plug for this circuit? In addition to looking for cracks, analyze the brittleness or squishiness of the hoses in your Town and Country - if the hoses are hard to squeeze or squeeze very easily, it's time to replace them. . Seeing as it's the only part that hasn't been replaced that deals with coolant, ill put my money on that. This car has 201k on it, and am now wondering if I should be doing the same. Will this piece wear down to where I will need to buy a new tube or am I just blind to where the rubber O ring goes? With the engine running, smell the coolant itself - if there is a whiff of exhaust gas, the cylinder-head gasket may be leaking. And if you like what you see, subscribe to Tim's YouTube Channel. They did a pressure test, found a leak in the rad and replaced it.
On a rear-wheel-drive car, it will be at the front of the engine. The kit includes everything you need for the swap. No leaks on the ground. The lower hose attaches from the bottom of the radiator to the water pump of the engine. I've got the hose pushed up on the return inlet as far as it can go and tighted the clamp as much as possible.
I made sure to mention that this is an aluminum engine block that will result in a very expensive bill if it overheats. That was a slow leak. The truck became really rough and i could feel every pothole and bump on the street and off-road. Driving on low coolant is not a good idea as you can run out on the way to your destination. The leak is very small at this point; only a tennis ball sized spot on the driveway overnight if the car was driven that day.
Now i dont know if he turned the car off and back on to see if the bmw just needs to be bled airbubbles with trip the sensors. I've bought most of my aftermarket parts from him and he's very helpful. Check the thermostat housing for cracks, and the housing gasket for leaks. Thanks in advance, i hate making these posts, but you guys are so helpful. When posting an submission for a theme day, please tag the submission with the appropriate link flair.
This article has also been viewed 113,837 times. It is coming from around the metal nipple that goes into the rear corner of the intake manifold just above the 4 I believe cylinder spark plug recess. You have a leak, but where? I guess that comes with the life of an early E46. I wish I had some help to pull my heads. Ensure the slot in the tube bracket is bottomed to the mounting bolt.
Do you know any tricks for that? Now this definitely explains the overheating i hope. Ya, it is true that problem occurs but proper maintenance of car reduces the % of occurrence. The valve covers have the appearance of being oil covered with years of dust in the oil film, indicative of the fact that the gaskets have been slowly seeping oil over a period of time. Then, when the fluid cools and contracts at the end of the day, the cap allows the coolant in the reservoire to freely flow back into the engine, keeping the system full even after the fluid has contracted. Also, is there a formal name for these hoses that run from pool to filter and back? It may take a few engine temperature cycles, from operating temperature to cold, for the coolant level to show a lower than normal level.
As always this is how I replaced my hose and it should be done by a professional. This usually leads to overheating, a reduced charging rate - and eventually a broken belt. Anyway, bottom line - all the little minor annoyances and inefficiencies that I could never quite solve or track down are all gone thanks to using the flex pvc and dropping those cheap flex hoses. Now you need to correct the coolant level make sure not to overfill the system Perform a cooling system pressure test to ensure no other leaks are present. The all aluminum inline 6 e46 motors, m54, are known for pulling the threads out of the block when you go to torque down the head bolts. Theme days You're welcome to post anything you want within our rules. Ok, I've got the old intake off, so now I've got some more questions.