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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:20 PM
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No heat after installing new thermostat

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I installed a new thermostat in my 1997 328i today as I was only getting heat when the car was going at higher speeds and I thought my thermostat was stuck. So I installed the new one (and it isn't backwards) and now I have no heat at all. I opened the radiator screw and added coolant a few times and it is at a constant level now. the hoses going to the thermostat housing are fairly warm after driving but the hoses going into the dash at the back of the engine are not very warm. Any suggestions? please help!
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:26 PM
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Does the engine get to operating temp?
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:30 PM
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yes it did. and it is not overheating or anything.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:28 PM
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still has air in the system. Bleed it
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:47 PM
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still has air in the system. Bleed it
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that happened to me when i changed my t-stat last month

just keep bleeding and make sure the heat is on full blast and is switched to hot on ALL dials
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:02 PM
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that happened to me when i changed my t-stat last month

just keep bleeding and make sure the heat is on full blast and is switched to hot on ALL dials
And raise the front 8-10".

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:48 PM
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Yep, you still have air trapped in there.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:52 PM
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when u installed thermo did you make shure hole was on top and did you make shure thermo stat cover lil hole was not plugged? bleed air
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:13 PM
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Here's a video on how to bleed your coolant system.

Note: he didn't raise the front at all.



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Old 12-10-2011, 05:36 PM
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