How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Steve Your Own Question

Steve
Steve, BMW Expert
Category: BMW
Satisfied Customers: 19622
Experience:  BMW Expert
26942375
Type Your BMW Question Here...
Steve is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

1993 318i: radiator, water pump, fan switch and thermal stat

Resolved Question:

I have 1993 318i BMW that is over heating. I have replaced the radiator, water pump, fan switch and thermal stat. What else can I check for.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer BMW,

My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to assist you today.

 

How soon after starting does the car overheat?

 

Does it do it more in stop and go traffic, or on the highway?

 

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Q1: how soon after starting: Setting idal it takes about 10 min befor it stars to over heat
Q2: I have do drieven the car let.
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

which fan switch are you referring to?

 

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Q1: The one on the radiateor
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

*

*

*

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST PRESS ACCEPT TO COMPLETE YOUR TRANSACTION AND CREDIT YOUR EXPERT

.

JUSTANSWER IS AN HONOR SYSTEM AND THE ONLY WAY YOUR EXPERT IS PAID IS IF YOU PRESS ACCEPT

*

*

*

 

 

Thanks.

 

Other things to check for:

 

1) air or blockage in the system

2) bad fan clutch (what the mechanical fan spins on)

3) blown headgasket (you can get a kit from parts stores to check for combustion gases in the cooling system to check for this)

 

 

I hope that is helpful. Please let me know if you have further questions, or if I can clarify anything for you.

 

It has been my pleasure to help today and I wish you the best of luck with the vehicle.

 

If satisfied with my assistance, please press the green "ACCEPT" button so that I may be credited for helping today. I am not credited or compensated whatsoever until you press the green ACCEPT button.

 

 

Many thanks.

 

Steve

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thaks fro the tips but I have more questions I have replace the heads also, you said dthat there is a kit to check for combustion gases in the cooling system, is that the same as the kits fro checking the combustion at the stark plug?
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

no it is a kit that tests for exhaust gas in the cooling system. it changes color if they are present.

 

here is a link about it: CLICK HERE

 

Please let me know if you have further questions.

 

 

 

thank you in advance.

 

Steve

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok Thanks for that tip. I am short on funs and thaks why I using this system (by theway its great) In the pass I could tell if I had a bad headgasket by looking at the radieator to see if oil was there or if I saw white smook coming out of the tail pip. Just to let you if thats stall a good way to see if the gasket is bad, then I do not see any of those signs.
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

That's not really a bullet proof way to test, no. I would advise you to use one of the kits like I suggested. That will verify.

 

 

Please let me know if you have further questions.

 

 

 

thank you in advance.

 

Steve

 

 

Steve, BMW Expert
Category: BMW
Satisfied Customers: 19622
Experience: BMW Expert
Steve and 4 other BMW Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you very much fro your help I and am accepting your time.
Expert:  Steve replied 3 years ago.

you are welcome

 

best of luck.

 

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Roger

    BMW Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2906
    10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/Guest/2008-02-15_191551_avatar.jpg Roger's Avatar

    Roger

    BMW Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2906
    10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EU/eurotec/2012-6-11_13153_mpjaphoto.64x64.JPG Marty's Avatar

    Marty

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    406
    ASE & Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 30 years experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DA/dansciol/2012-7-7_16177_danpic.64x64.jpeg bimmaster's Avatar

    bimmaster

    BMW Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1817
    3 years dealer experience, master bmw tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bmwmaster/2009-05-09_062111_avitar.jpg Sam's Avatar

    Sam

    BMW Master technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1043
    BMW S.T.E.P. graduate, 10 years BMW dealership experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/hondatrx450/2010-01-18_231606_stuff_092.JPG mike's Avatar

    mike

    BMW Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    694
    bmw master tech ase certified
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CA/caprio23/2011-12-13_155550_20111213105344.64x64.jpg Anthony's Avatar

    Anthony

    BMW Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    628
    ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bmwbum01/2009-12-28_205712_germany2000.jpg Thebmwbum's Avatar

    Thebmwbum

    BMW Foreman

    Satisfied Customers:

    533
    31 years BMW Experience