Broke down on the side of the road due to a large, catastrophic crack in the expansion tank. I checked for any leaks and there were none. January 29, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If it is plugged, you never know. See our Pelican Parts Technical Article on. Automatic Tran 02 325I January 29, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: No. October 30, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You probably have the wrong part.
If you have an automatic transmission, the removal of the fan will be different as well as some other steps, please reference some other material for proper removal and installation. I cannot get it to in any further. Check out our complete for guides to many other procedures. I had coolant spewing out after my first test-drive so much that the low coolant light came on and everything was resolved by proper bleeding of the system. I was able to follow along well, but also ran in to some problems. If you are noticing a coolant leak from your car, chances are you need a replacement E46 expansion tank.
Had a very hard time installing quick-disconnects into lower part of the expansion tank. Was able to get to a nearby parts store, get the tank, and use this guide on my cell phone to get the job done. The radiator fan is also running. How do I get this plug out to replace it?? To do any work on the cooling system, wait until the engine has cooled off. Several years ago I did this to my 2004 330cic.
Do you have to buy a thermostat to get the cover? Can you share a photo of it? February 28, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: See answer to other question. Is there an O-ring involved in the bottom connector or hose that comes with a tank, or do I need to order both? March 20, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The O-rings are part of the tank, but you might be able to find a suitable replacement if you remove the O-rings and search through the o-ring assortments at auto parts and home depot type stores. Can I just replace that and how? The sensor mounts in the reservoir without one. Looking on the internet I can't seem to find a tank without the extra fitting. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
It is located in the bottom of the reservoir, it locks in. Please help me September 25, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I can't help without knowing what is missing from the system when you are trying to start it. Does it go inside the bottom of the tank on the thermostat side or does it fit inside the upper hose going from tank to engine??? You either have a faulty water pump, restriction in the system, faulty heater valve or air trapped in the cooling system. If not, check the heater control valve. Coolant or hot steam may escape and will scald you. When I get home I am going to feel the up and lo hose going into the heater valve to see if both are hot. Give The Pelican Parts parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799.
This product serves as an exact replacement for the old factory units. The user assumes that risk. Just be sure it stays in place when reinstalling. A replacement expansion tank often includes a coolant sensor and cap to fully replace the broken piece. Thanks Comments: 01 325I E46.
Most times if removing, the tank is being replaced anyway, so not much of an issue if it is damaged. I have the new reservoir and have done everything to release the old one except for one issue. Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. One mechanic says there is something in bottom of reservoir tank that moves over sensor when low to activate, but mechanic that put in reservoir tank says there is something in the reservoir tank bracket that moves and activates the sensor and sometimes gets stuck. Be very careful, all items you are prying on are made of plastic.
Placing the screw driver at location shown and pulling with all your efforts will not dislodge a very stuck expansion tank as my experience. October 20, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. August 29, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the follow up. If the plug isn't available, you will have to replace the tank. If the system will not hold pressure and there are no external leaks the head gasket may be faulty.
Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. Any help from someone who had this problem and derived the solution would be much appreciated. I have used the method shown for years without damaging a tank. June 28, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: it is a thermostat, for auto trans cooler. Mechanic recently replaced reservoir tank and new sensor, but still getting a low coolant light although coolant level is fine.
If so, the tank may not be seated. Fan blowing though I never have understood how the bmw controls the temp. Thank you May 12, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What type of vehicle? Do you think it will cause problems loose inside the expansion tank or is it no big deal if I make sure and keep coolant level proper. Just reassemble them the same way they were before removing. We can not find the parts for replacement in the diagram, especially the cover which holds down the spring.