Reinstall and tension all belts. Check for straightness too while everything is apart. November 17, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sounds like poor flow in the cooling system. Tapping the pump with a rubber mallet wasn't doing the trick on my '98 318ti. January 31, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If you are replacing the pump, the pulley and bolts can be replaced at the same time. This step is important to keep the new pump from possible damage. I noticed that bottom hose was not getting hot so I replaced the Thermostat and now the car will not start.
The book contains 272 pages of full color projects detailing everything from performance mods to timing the camshafts. The pump can also run when the car is off to reduce heat soak in the engine and turbo s. Then plus 5 hours of labor January 10, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I am not sure of labor rates in your area or what brand of parts the shop is using. I would pressure test the cooling system. In this case, you would have to run the engine before conducting a pressure test to confirm a water pump failure. It seems to be a bit loos but do not know what to do to grab it and pull. This job turns out to be tougher than I thought any suggestions? The head will be rechecked once is out.
We don't currently have that tech article. Question is do I get a pump for '96 engine or for original '94 engine? Congrats for these really useful articles. I hope that makes sense and helps someone. I succeed to bring it home and today drive with it to work. Mine is leaking just drops but I have to refill every 2 weeks with 100 ml or less January 20, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You can't seal the pump, it has to be replaced. February 24, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What tank is popping? Make sure your heater is on full heat and the lowest fan speed, rev the engine a few times during the process and keep filling as necessary.
I have the '96 and it is still running well except for the fact that it overheats every couple of weeks. One of the biggest weak points is the cooling system. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Torque the M6 bolts to 6-7 ft. However, due to rust or other contaminants, the water pump seal gets worn out and starts leaking.
Install new gaskets on the cover. Be careful during the water pump replacement, though. The body wears Lapisblau paint, and is accentuated with polished kidney grilles, bumper caps, and window surrounds. The upper hose into radiator was very hot, the lower hose out from radiator was cold, while the plastic housing with the thermostat very hot. It was leaking anti-freez and making a fairly loud noise from the seal and bearings being out.
Not only must it provide cooling for the engine, but it's also pumping fluid used to cool the turbocharger oil and automatic transmission oil. The metal impeller is heavier than composite or plastic and that led to quicker bearing failure on the E36 pump sometimes within a year. The Water Pump was the most important part of the replacement, and is generally pretty easy to remove and replace once you have removed everything in the way. Replacing the water pump as part of a regular interval schedule will ensure you always have a functioning pump in place. I would pressure test the cooling system. Squeaking Water pumps naturally wear over time, which becomes noticeable once you hear a rhythmic squeak.
This package covers the whole job. Remove the three cooling hoses from the water pump and thermostat, they have little metal clips that you need to pry up with a flat head screwdriver, they should lift up half way, you don't need to remove them. If you do not hear the pump suspect a bad relay or fuse. If bolts in the timing case have failed, you will have to drill then out and retap the holes. My car doesnt over heat it has 238K and i have never changed it. With more than 650+ full-color glossy photos accompanying extensive step-by-step procedures, this book is required reading in any 3 Series owner's collection. Look closely if it bounces once you start your car or it appears to be out of rounds.
They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. With engine at operating temperature, shift through all gears. Thus, taking care of your water pump means taking care of your radiator and engine as well. If they are not included, then buy the seals separately. I have removed already after reading this article but I have only 3 water pump bolt studs coming out of engine block for my 3 hex head nuts that hold the pump on. The engine computer dictates how much fluid needs to be pumped through the system depending on the load.