Tip & How-To about 2006 BMW 545i
Cold engine - - check that coolant level is correct - Ignition on but engine not running - set heter temp settings to max - set fan manual to one of the lower speeds - start engine and within 30 seconds rev it 3-4 times up to 3000rpm - shut off engine before end of 30 seconds (before it starts to heat) - reset climate to normal settings - recheck coolant and top up if necessary. Hot engine. - take car for a run to get up to operating temp - using caution - slowly open the bleed valve (steam and bubbles may come out) - close as soon as you see liquid coolant without excessive bubbles. - do not overtighten this as they are plastic threads. Just snug till it seals fully. - after engine cools check the coolant level again and top up if necessary. Check coolant level every few days for a few weeks and top up again if required - repeat the Hot engine bleed process again. If coolant keeps droping after 2-3 top ups have the system pressure tested. If you are still getting over temps have it analysed by a dealer. The temp is controlled by the engine computer so there may be another fault.
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