I recently replaced the water pump then the rad and then the expansion tank and the coolant level sensor. Still, I've gotta admit that I feel your pain. Is there any other reason I might get occasional blow off of the overflow tank like this? June 5, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: More likely a faulty fan. At a predetermined temperature the thermostat will open to let coolant flow to the radiator and be cooled by airflow or the fan. Water pump that I took out seemed fine but still replaced it, filled and bled, turned on to make sure everything seemed to operate, haven't put fan back on yet.
Last night temperature went up to red zone stayed for 3 minutes before come down. There is a problem with a mechanic who want to make a profit in one day. July 27, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Is the check engine light on or flashing when the problem is present? This can be tested very carefully by using an emissions tester on the radiator or expansion tank. You will want to pull the hose off, while rocking it back and forth. I also get a hissing noise from somewhere around the from and the car takes coolant but doesnt seem to leak anywhere or is this also down to not bleeding the system properly? Place a pan under the radiator and open up the drain plug.
March 27, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You would not have steam blow off. August 11, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would pressure test the cooling system. The thermostat should fit snuggle into it's bore in the cylinder head. October 24, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You are going to have to pressure test the cooling system to find and fix the leak. If so, I would pressure test the cooling system. If it does not hold pressure yet has no external leaks, I would suspect the head gasket.
This is often due to setting your browser Security settings too high. Check out Turner Motorsports and see if it's them that has this deal. This holds the left side timing chain guide rail in place and if it's loose or falls out you could have a very serious engine failure to deal with. I would remove the hose to the heater core, turn heat on high, then install a pressure gauge and see if you have pressure. I started the car after putting antifreeze in it and it ran for about 5 minutes before it started over heating. There are 4 screws holding the thermostat in place.
A closed thermostat will never allow the coolant to reach the radiator and be cooled. Bought it with the rad, water pump and stat replaced just months by the previous owner. During warmup coolant flows, but not into the radiator until proper operating temperature has been reached. It's a very common E46 problem because of the way it is mounted. Can bad thermostat make my heat not work January 28, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Yes, if it is stuck open. February 11, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You are maintaining a some what warm engine temp.
. Why or what is causing the thermostat getting stuck? I apologize if I sound harsh, but what most people fail to take into account is the cost of the equipment used to fix customer's cars. Spend the extra few bucks and buy the complete assemblies. This photo shows that the thermostat has been installed onto the engine with the bottom and top hoses attached. If the temp sensor in the cylinder head needs replacing, is this the part number I am looking at? Towed home on a trailer and since have replaced fuel pump and fuel filter, managed to get it started, it's idling very rough, blows white smoke. July 8, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sealant will go toward the aluminum housing.
Check to make sure the thermostat I and the fan clutch are working correctly. Thanks November 2, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: See this: - Nick at Pelican Parts Sumfun Comments: correction. How do you know your thermostat is going bad? I always leave it up to the person paying the bill, as it can add some cost. Would that still happen if stuck open? February 20, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like a faulty head gasket. You may have to wiggle it side to side to free it.
February 5, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would check to see if the thermostat is operating correctly. The lower radiator hose seems cooler than the upper. September 18, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like you have air trapped in the cooling system, open the bleeder screw in the upper hose until coolant comes out, top off the coolant tank and check that there is flow at the tank while the engine is running. I wouldn't want to replace anything I don't have to. If the fan clutch stiff when cold, then moves when warm? I believe the system is adequately bleed.
At idle sometimes it will climb in temp starting cold then it will slowly climb to middle then slowly climb more towards hot what's the order I need to check?? Any ideas on why it could be overheating? How long hours does it take to change the control arms bushings? I especially appreciate your gentleman who over the phone ensured me that the part was indeed in stock and would be shipped immediately. The ambient stopped first and then a few hours later, I noticed the temp gauge would not get out of the blue area. Clean it well, then either fill the spot with 2 part epoxy and file back to flat, or fill the pits with silicone. If not, trade that thermostat for another new one. I bet you find the radiator, reservoir or a hose leaking. Is it possible the new thermostat is faulty? Or is there something in between the hot water coming from the to the heater valve? My temperature gauge was running cold sporadically, so I decided to replace the thermostat.
Typically I believe, the cap would not need to vent the pressure from the tank unless it is over filled. Aftermarket thermostats are known to be problematic. I would suggest you grab a repair manual, you should own one. August 26, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: This could be a faulty thermostat or water pump. Radiator, water pump, clutch fan and t-stat has been changed. I'm not disputing the fact that the dealership will try to find a way to explain and justify the exorbitant cost.