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Re: 1990 bmw 525i overheating ..
No such pump! Make sure you have anti-freeze in the radiator. It circulates better than just water, because water boils and turns to steam (goes UP) proper antifreeze helps it not have pockets of steam/air.
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STOP what you are doing before you damage something!! Whatever you are trying to remove is not the water pump. Neither the sparkplugs nor the "timing belt" cover needs to come off. Remove the fan belt. Remove the fan (the nut is LH thread- means it turns left to tighten and right to loosen). You will need a large wrench (32mm) availible at sears.The water pump is directly behind the fan and is held in by 4 10mm bolts.
Hi, Sounds like you have tried about everything. Ok the aux. coolant switch is for the electric pump for the heater core will notcause an over heating condition just a longer warm up of the heater core. Has the cooling system been bleed properly if there is a trapped air pocket it will not let coolant circulate. Was the new thermostat installed correctly? They have a vent that needs to be towards the top or they trap air on the back side and cant take an accurate reading to open and close. Other areas to look at would be proper operation of the fan clutch, if they fail they can cause the fan to not lock up properly and supply enough air movement through the radiator. The aux. electric fans and their temp switches do you hear them coming on are they coming on at the right temp.
Yes That is exaxtly what will happen, If the water pump is not pumping the antifreeze throught the system then not enough hot water will get to the heater core to give you heat inside the cabin and also not enough hot water will get to the radiator to get cooled off thus the overheating. Hope this helps.
you might have a blown head casket try due a pressure test on each cylinder and sometimes you can take a spark plug out 1 by 1 and just tap the ket so it cranks and see if water comes out of the cylinder