Question about BMW 318
Hi, yes this happened to mine as well, i had a viscus fan and the clutch started slipping and the car overheated in traffic and blew the head gasket and buckled the head , i gather this is the straight six?, you have to be so careful with these things they are so prone to water related faults, you can test the fan buy running the engine, then if you have a piece of wood or a stick of some sort, just put it in front of the fan, if it stops with no feedback, the clutch has gone, if it try's to push the stick from your hand its ok, and it may be more than just a slipping viscus fan clutch, does it pressure up the hoses to the radiator? do they get really hard?, does the bottom hose stay cold and the top gets really hot?, if so it could be the head gasket and will need to be looked at straight away...after you have checked these get back to me ok..hope that helps
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
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