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You actually need the thermostat in to pressurize your cooling system or the coolant won't cyle through the radiator, it'll just cycle around the engine. Most people think without the thermostat in the coolant will just pump freely through the engine and radiator, but it doesn't.

Chuck in a new thermostat, purge the air out of the system and see if it overheats then. I gaurentee it won't, if it does then you've got head problems (but they should already be obvious by now).

1996 BMW 318 | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

Replace the back door actuator in said the door,all the best.

1999 BMW 318 ti | Answered on Nov 04, 2018

try disconnecting the air mass meter sensor if it runs better then ur air mass meter has failed had the same problem

1999 BMW 318 ti | Answered on Oct 31, 2018

The vehicle owner's manual will contain that information.

1999 BMW 318 ti | Answered on Oct 31, 2018

The key doesn't turn at all. Not even one click!!! the tumblers are completely jammed. I also just bought the Bently service manual but they don't offer a solution to my problem. I have been searching the web for days and at this stage I know I have only one of two solutions: to drill a small hole where the entry for the pin should be if the key would've turned, then use a pin to remove it; or drill straight through the center of cylinder to destroy the lock tumblers and then turn it to line up with the pin hole, and use the classic method to remove it. Before I attemp either, I need to know if anyone tried them and which one will work better or work at all? I already ordered a new cylinder from dealer so the problem is in removing the old one. Help please.

1996 BMW 318 | Answered on Oct 24, 2018

if your battery is good(check output with volt meter), battery terminals are tight and corrosion free and spark plugs and plug wires all in good order, oil changed and filled properly and this still happens, I wouldnt worry about it. Its cold in the morning after all.

BMW 318 Cars &... | Answered on Oct 24, 2018

possible air mass meter fault or split concertina air hose between airr flow meter and manifold

1996 BMW 318 | Answered on Oct 24, 2018

Do you have a mis-fire? The code 2744 is for transmission overheating.

2003 BMW 318 | Answered on Jun 23, 2018

the fan clutch ( viscous fan hub is a left hand thread on the water pump shaft

BMW 318 Cars &... | Answered on Mar 05, 2018

Thats you MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor
Replace it and car will be fine.


1999 BMW 318 ti | Answered on Feb 28, 2018

it sounds like the headlamp replacement has caused the problem you have. go back and get the work checked or get a good auto electrician to help

1996 BMW 318 | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

Do you still have the owner's manual. And why didn't you just take a picture and post that

BMW 318 Cars &... | Answered on Feb 11, 2018

Did you replace the thermostat? Sounds to me like it may be stuck closed.

Have that checked out.


1996 BMW 318 | Answered on Feb 08, 2018

check the door switch

BMW 318 Cars &... | Answered on Jan 30, 2018

Sounds like the radiator is clogged up. I would try to flush it or, replace it.
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1996 BMW 318 | Answered on Jan 20, 2018

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