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BMW 328i: my 1997 bmw 328i is heating up. there is no heat.

my 1997 bmw 328i is...
my 1997 bmw 328i is heating up. there is no heat. antifreezee level was low and the vehicle has been sitting for a few months. Is this any airlock or a stuck thermostat/
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is the anti freeze still low?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I topped up the antifreeze and it didn't help

how quickly does it overheat?

 

there is no heat inside the cabin?

 

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I haven't driven the car for about 5months. I let the car warm up went and put gas in it. the gauge read half. when i started to drive the temp went right to hot. 10 mins
Customer reply replied 5 years ago
there was no heat the whole time
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sounds like potential air in the system. I would be sure to vent/bleed it all out

 

if you are positive all air is out, then it could be the waterpump or thermostat, or possibly a head gasket issue. this is not likely but is easy to test for with a kit from a parts store that tests for combustion gases in the cooling system.

 

the bleeding proceedure is:

 

 

Turn the ignition on but engine off. Turn the heat on full max hot with the fan set to low.

 

On the top of the expansion tank and/or in one of the hoses is a bleeder screw. Remove this screw and fill the tank up until fluid spills out of this bleeder hole.

 

Continue pouring until no air bubbles whatsoever come out of the bleeder hole as the coolant overflows out.

 

Next, reinstall and tighten the bleeder screw and then turn the car on and let it warm up to operating temp with the heater on in the passenger compartment to full blast.

 

Then, let it fully cool and top up the coolant tank until full. You may want to repeat a few times to make sure all air is out

 

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