Question about 1996 BMW 318
I have a 318 se auto it gets warm in a matter of miutes and over heats but i do not get any heat in car theit is no themostat in the car at this time and in process of changing water pump but i started the up with top hose disconected and no water came out
Fill the system up with water and coolant, including the radiator, BMW has a PRESSURIZED cooling system, as the vehicle warms up have your heat on in the car full blast, there should be a bleeder screw either by the expansion tank by the radiator or by the thermostat housing. Sounds like you have either some air bubbles in the system or if you let it overheat its possible you blew the head gasket. Hopefully not, as you let it heat up crack the bleeder screw open (carefully, a little at a time) until you start to get heat in the car usually this happens around the mid point of the temperature reading on the gauge in the car, sometimes it will take longer, like in your case since you dont have a thermostat in it, (which you should), it will take a lot longer. If the car heats up almost to red line shut it down there is something wrong or you dont have the air bubbles out yet.
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