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Where is the thermostat located in my (p-reg) BMW 318i SE engine? Thanks

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  • mark_orwell Feb 05, 2010

    Thanks very much for your advice,very helpful.

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The thermostat is enclosed in a housing that is above the water pump/cooling fan pulley.The thermostat housing is connected to the right radiator hose which connects to the lower part of the radiator.
To bleed after repairs, remove screw from the top of the expansion tank,
fill to the top of the neck, install screw, ask somebody to run engine and rev to approximately 2000 while you look inside the expansion tank and when the stream of coolant becomes full and steady top-off
to the top of the neck and close cap. After first day's use top-off coolant again the following morning if needed. Do not overfill when checking the following morning. Refer to dipstick/indicator

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