Question about 1983 BMW 3 Series
My '83 BMW 320i runs hot nearly all the time. The other day it smoked, so I pulled into a lot and shut it off. I smell a burning smell with this as well. On cold days it starts and the guy I bought it from told me I have to replace the cold air sensors. I plan to, but do not have the investment money for those parts as of yet. The belts squeal when I do this also, which tells me either they need replaced or they are loose.
My main concern, aside from the belts, is that the burning smell is something major. I wonder also, if the thermostat is all but gone as it rarely cools back down with any visual acknowledgement that the system is running coolant. Will replacing the thermostat help remedy the smell and the running too hot?
Change the thermostat it is stuck in closed position
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
The first option is to to flush the coolant and replace the thermostat, if you are unlucky and this doesn't get your problem solved then the next step is your water pump.
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