When a coolant pump begins to fail, you'll notice that the car tends to overheat at low engine speed, such as sitting at a stoplight. I do not have that ccv unit on the back of my manifold like you do. March 31, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Is the coolant flowing through the system?. Now the problem is this problem of cranking seems to have gotten worse today and I noticed white smoke when if finally started and then the smoke subsided. Why not upgrade when you're due for a replacement? They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
He tried to start and managed to drive about 3 km to the airport and parked it there for about half a day since he was in a meeting then he came back and drove it to the nearest garage about 500m from the airport to top up the coolant, however he says it initially refused to start and would only crank as though the battery was low. Allow the coolant to drain. Just mix it 50-50 with distilled water and the coolant. You may ponder them at your leisure. I can't speak to an xi, but an E90 rear drive does not need the subframe lowered to do the water pump and thermostat.
If you are sure all the air is out, I would suspect the coolant pump first. I forget where it goes but probably to a vacuum source maybe the hard plastic line coming out of the vacuum pump? Then try bleeding the cooling system again. Because we were 1 mile or so from home, we later started it to move it home, thinking that it wouldn't even warm up in that distance. Probably 3 months ago we replaced water pump and tstat. If the pump runs, you can assume it is working. Always replace aluminum fasteners each time they are removed and never reinstall a questionable coolant hose.
Done coolant bleed and pump seem to work although I'm sceptic about the volume it pushes into expansion tank. July 11, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What vehicle? Key to remember is when your tells you your engine is overheating, pull over and stop. If so,what would the part number be? We will pull the water pump from the hose, in step 13. Wondered if heat sensor could be at fault other than the pump. I know a water pump would be outside of my comfort zone to replace and since they only go once in a blue moon I'd want it to be installed properly. Water Pump bleeding normally, Coolant Temp is about 79~95when I use my big kick, the temp will be up, normally 92 degree C, 20 Degree C around outside.
Repair shop ran diagnostics and unfortunately it wasn't the quicker fix of the thermostat as I thought it was going to be. I tried 180kph and the temp was only 90 celcius! Installing the kit: With access, you can go about removing the hose clamps to drain the coolant into a catch can. I just made up that name. It's not hard, just time and patience. Could you tell us more about the source of the oil? March 11, 2019 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't have wiring for you vehicle to check. This means you may replace your coolant pump due to electrical failure. I had a friend do this as a preventative measure to his M3 and he is worry free.
Use a piece of wire or a cable tie to hold the hose assembly out of the way. I tried bleeding by following the steps. I would pressure test the cooling system. I have stuffed some lint free towels into the recess below the sprocket should anything fall in there. I know this must be done with a mix of Distilled water and 100% antifreeze. The Steering Angle sensor must be reinitialized. They have good pictures though.
Disconnect the radiator to thermostat hose large plastic hose elbow at the forward end of the thermostat by pulling out the locking wire on the quick disconnect fitting and pulling the fitting off of the thermostat nipple. So I say just go for it and make your life easier no matter which model you own. Silicone spray helps a lot with the removal of the hoses, including the clip ones. How to avoid a water pump failure in the future? April 16, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It might be. You could also have a faulty sensor on your coolant line.
However, I'm having a hard time torquing the top E12 bolt on the water pump. A magnetic pickup tool may help here. From what I have been reading here, would a pressure test be a good indication of how it is performing and when to replace it? I completed a system pressure test and passed. Flush the coolant and refill it? How could it possibly be a source of oil? Any ideas from the pros out there? I mean if that fitting coming out of the pump is spewing oil, then the pump is compromised. I think I ended up turning the crank and kinda rolling it on. I had the car jacked up the tires off and on several times, the battery disconnected, ect.
This repair task can be performed with the vehicle on jack-stands or using drive-on ramps. It really is a bear - took me over 8 hours without breaks , with car on stands. I have replaced my both water pump and Thermo stat just one year ago. Intake went back on nicely. Maybe the vacuum pump is not the culprit. I actually broke one trying to get the 3 bolts out of the pump and twisted the flutes on a second one before making a special trip to find a stronger bit!.
Look at the new pump and use a light to locate the ground cable and the clip. You will blow a gasket doing that. I was able to make it happen. It's a very integral part of the engine. We highly recommend the water pump bolt kit with this pump, see related items. The only pipe that needs to be removed from under the car is that large pipe with the normal hose clamp, and it was that pipe that I spent the most time with! The car's electronics will begin shutting down various systems in the car to divert more resources to the cooling system.