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Old 01-02-2013, 02:07 PM
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z3 1.9 overheat

i bought this car with bad head gasket and cracked radiator. just installed radiator and car gets hot. i see no flow in the radiator. possible water pump failure internaly???????
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:05 PM
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Water pump

Check your water pump & thermostat. A bad water pump was the cause of my car overheating. (See photo). Be sure to drain & fill properly because a small bubble in your cooling system will make a big difference.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:08 PM
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What he said!!!! Mine was overheating and it was nothing more than air trapped in the cooling system.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:36 PM
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Check your water pump & thermostat. A bad water pump was the cause of my car overheating. (See photo). Be sure to drain & fill properly because a small bubble in your cooling system will make a big difference.
no t state in it so im to thimk water pump. hopping to find something like your pics. thanks
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