It is also possible to upgrade to an aluminum radiator on most cars as well as a better engineered aftermarket water pump. Don't let the car overheat, if that happens the block is pretty much junk. Anyway, I started the car yesterday after work and noticed a large puff of white smoke coming out of the exhaust. With the car having 200k its about time to replace the radiator. If you buy another car who knows what problems it might have Hi Guys, Thanks for all the replies. Air leaks after the air flow meter, also known as vaccum leaks, can induce lean running conditions, fault codes, and poor running conditions.
If the engine begins to overheat it is recommended to stop at the first available location and have your vehicle towed to a repair shop. Edit: to add to the list of things that could go wrong you should have them check out the exhaust hub as well. Here is the connection info: Host Port Channel irc. I know it can be repaired, just saying it becomes more cost effective to get a used engine at that point given the age of these cars now. Seeing as it's the only part that hasn't been replaced that deals with coolant, ill put my money on that. If you drive a European vehicle, chances are high your vehicle came equipped with one or more Victor Reinz gaskets. This was a slightly nerve racking experience as the coolant light was permanently on.
It's also a useful kit to have and dip into any time you're doing upper end engine work. You are using new o-rings during this service right? Bizarrely, I wasn't experiencing any overheating and it seemed to leak more when the engine was started and stopped so I actually made it to my brothers in the South of France. Not required when changing valve cover gasket but good to have as spares. Have you been having any overheating issues? Also they all need valve adjustments every 60k miles. This material was hand selected specifically for it's heat characteristics and flexibility.
I'm aware that is a possible issue. Must be replaced any time the cylinder head is removed or when there are oil or coolant leaks coming from the head gasket. That was a slow leak. Pictures and videos taken while you are driving are strongly discouraged. It has been very helpful. We trust these parts, accessories, and upgrades so confidently that we back every Bavarian Autosport branded component with a 2-year warranty. Seeing as i dont have any money, i had nothing left to do besides top off the cooling system with distilled water.
Don't be left taking the bus to the dealership on the hunt for parts. Unfortunately you have no idea how it was treated before you bought it. The expansion cap of course is also a one-way valve so that coolant can exit if the pressure in the cooling system gets too high. By the looks of yours. When doing any sort of repair or maintenance there is no replacement for genuine factory parts. Coolant is just there to prevent freezing or boiling.
And you're absolutely correct, too, redbimmer, that you can often find a leaky headgasket by pressurizing the cooling system, and finding coolant in the combustion chambers; or by looking for sparkly clean pistons, as O2 Pilot says, or by chemical test of coolant gasses, or coolant in the oil, or. Common on a leaking expansion tank. Overall, I have enjoyed it. It had a sweet smell to it which leads me to believe that its burning coolant. Do you think I'm being unfair? Not having a critical seal or gasket on hand can ruin your work and this gasket set can prevent that from happening.
The car is a 2005 325i with 85,000 miles on it. Also its not only the v8, but also harder suspension and a steering wheel, which is pain in the ass if u drive it in europe with all the speed reduction platforms. There are no official parts for it. Seals the valve cover bolt to the cam cover. When doing any sort of repair or maintenance there is no replacement for genuine factory parts. Exhaust leaks can lead to a number of major and minor problems including power loss, check engine faults, and noise issues. That's why I'm so insistent on this subject.