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Instead of having 3 fans for city driving, I suggest rather installing a cooler-running thermostat and removing the two aftermarket fans. What this will achieve is that in stop-go traffic, your one radiator fan will kick in sooner, keeping your engine at optimum temperature while still allowing the transmission to warm up enough to allow engaging overdrive. ...


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Replace the thermostat for sure, and while you're at it, replace the straight water with 50/50 antifreeze/coolant mix. Use the aftermarket fans ONLY during stop & go traffic in the city; on the open road they serve no purpose at all (ordinary wind from highway speed cools the radiator sufficiently in almost all cases). There's no need to remove the fans, ...


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Get rid of the extra fans. If you're having to run fans constantly to keep the engine at the right temperature in the city, then all you're doing is masking another issue. You probably have several other issues. The engine temperature and the transmission going being able to shift into overdrive should be independent. It seems like you are conflating two ...


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From the position you suggest it does point to the water pump leaking. The timing belt is replaced with the water pump, as is the water pump is replaced with the timing belt as a matter of good practice, because the two parts are together on the front of the engine. This avoids any unnecessary labour costs if the one or other of the components fails, or ...


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Another thought: Quite a few years ago I had a full-sized van, and the water pump failed. I replaced the pump (used new gaskets, of course), and re-used the old antifreeze. It wasn't enough to fill the radiator, so I added more. My stepson drove the van the next day... and when he got back from work, the radiator was half-empty again. I pulled the water pump ...


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I would see what happens over a weeks time. You may have air trapped in the system that is slowly working it's way out. If it continues I would start with the following. Remove the spark plugs and put the pressure tester on. If you think the tester will hold pressure for a while let it sit pressurized, you can leave it overnight. Check and see if you see ...


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Thanks! And i know the situation sounds ridiculous... To be honest, i was parking and thought my foot was on the brake but it was on the gas...LOL. And the car from the outside actually looks as though nothing happened (other than the blinker light falling out hah) Anyway, thanks for your input! So much! Didnt think Id actually get a response, let alone ...


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Not totally, but this is definitely going to be an expensive lesson in learning where your tires are from the driver's seat. That must've been one heck of a curb, if you banged the front of the car hard enough to damage the radiator and blow fan blades off. Actually, the fan blades more than likely tore up the radiator on their way off, but still - they're ...


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There are quite a few parts on the front end of a Beamer that could be damaged to lose fluid. Engine radiator being the most obvious, but also the rad expansion tank, AirCon condenser rad, power steering reservoir, power steering hoses across the front subframe, even the screen wash reservoir on the right hand side, and the engines sump. Have you considered ...


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BMW do have trans coolers for their vehicles with auto transmissions. They are embedded in the cooling system radiator.



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