318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Technical, Maintenance and Modifications > Maintenance

Notices

Maintenance Service Interval questions, oil change info.

.
» Recent Threads
HP
Today 09:39 AM
Last post by 1996 328ti
Today 06:25 PM
1 Replies, 72 Views
FS - 1996 318ti 5 speed
08-19-2017 10:58 PM
Last post by E30-M3
Today 12:57 PM
4 Replies, 772 Views
Thinking of doing a body...
Today 01:38 AM
Last post by Tasmaniak
Today 01:38 AM
0 Replies, 115 Views
Which diff on 2.8 engine?
09-21-2017 01:06 AM
Last post by E30-M3
Yesterday 10:58 PM
12 Replies, 596 Views
Happy Birthday ...
Yesterday 05:01 AM
Last post by anassa
Yesterday 08:23 PM
2 Replies, 177 Views
96, M Sport, 5 speed,...
09-09-2017 07:24 PM
Last post by cjm1219
Yesterday 05:14 PM
13 Replies, 1,196 Views
Any active part-outs...
08-30-2017 09:35 PM
Last post by marleymon
09-22-2017 01:22 PM
5 Replies, 757 Views
318ti Turbo by MK...
09-18-2017 03:02 PM
Last post by Nakamiki
09-22-2017 09:23 AM
12 Replies, 664 Views
Hello from Wisconsin
09-21-2017 04:06 AM
Last post by MikeF
09-22-2017 02:57 AM
5 Replies, 374 Views
Feeler: 98 318Ti Black M...
09-09-2017 03:57 AM
Last post by E30-M3
09-21-2017 11:33 PM
5 Replies, 749 Views
Reply Share/Bookmark
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2010, 06:17 AM   #1
watdawg
Member
 
watdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Daphne, AL
Posts: 72
iTrader: (0)
Default Engine running cool

- I have searched the forums, if this has been covered please forgive me and redirect me

Main problem is the heater in my 1995 318ti never blows hot, warm is not even a good description of the air that comes out. I have been to the wonderful sticky thread in the HVAC section and have followed the instructions for burping the radiator. I still have cool air (it was warmer briefly for 5 minutes after burping). After following the sticky I noticed a lot of people mentioning if the thermostat was reading correctly try going through the passenger side of the dash and fix or replace the bowden cable. Well my temperature gauge never gets out of the blue, not even after running for 30 minutes or more. I believe I have a stuck thermostat and want to proceed in replacing it.

1) Will replacing the thermostat correct the heating problem?
2) If I do need to replace the thermostat, can anyone provide a link for the correct part to replace on a 95 318ti?
watdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 06:34 AM   #2
wolferj-RIP
Senior Member
 
wolferj-RIP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: norcal - 94590
Posts: 3,190
iTrader: (16)
Default

Real OEM part #11537511083 for the M42 (95 ti's).

It really does sound like the thermostat is your culprit, mine acted very similar when the thermostat was failing in the open position. Try letting the car idle for 5 to 10 minutes and see if the temp guage rises at all (and you get a little heat...).

Also, depending on the mileage of your car, it might be wise to replace the water pump (part #11510393338) at the same time for some preventative maintenance insurance...
__________________
James 95 active w/leather interior and sport interior conversion, Vaders, full M-Tech exterior conversion. Now m50 swapped* Eibach sway bars, D2 Coilovers, Depo's w/AE's, blacked-out sides and grills, LeatherZ console and door armrests, 1 series starter button mod, and custom finished Style 5's <--- in this color! Named "Roddy": *M50 6 cyl. swap with fan delete, S50 cams and chip, AFE stage 2 intake, M3 clutch and 11.5 lb Fidanza flywheel, 3.15LSD, battery relocated to rear and complete custom exhaust. Sweet! 97 318ti sport, Alaska Blue, Contours, coilovers, Dove Vaders and custom black/grey interior named "Max" 95 318ti Active in Cosmos, S50 swap in progress... named "Pit" SUPPORT 318ti.org! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE! Hosting a forum like this is not free. 318ti.org is one of the best BMW forums on the web because it is member supported, not vendor supported. The cost to become a Supporter is a nominal $10.00... A YEAR! DO IT! NOW!
wolferj-RIP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
watdawg
Member
 
watdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Daphne, AL
Posts: 72
iTrader: (0)
Default Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolferj View Post
Real OEM part #11537511083 for the M42 (95 ti's).

It really does sound like the thermostat is your culprit, mine acted very similar when the thermostat was failing in the open position. Try letting the car idle for 5 to 10 minutes and see if the temp guage rises at all (and you get a little heat...).

Also, depending on the mileage of your car, it might be wise to replace the water pump (part #11510393338) at the same time for some preventative maintenance insurance...
Thanks so much! I have found the following
1
2
3

Not sure if any are better than the others. Do I also need to replace the housing or gasket in the housing at this time?
watdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
MPWR
Senior Member
 
MPWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbia MD
Posts: 215
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by watdawg View Post
Do I also need to replace the housing or gasket in the housing at this time?
If you have a plastic thermostat housing, it needs to be replaced, with a new gasket for it. Definitely do the water pump also- together these are very easy to replace. If the radiator is original, it's time to replace it also- again very easy. It is time to do them. The plastic parts in the cooling system were not designed to last 15 years, and each of them is now a ticking time bomb. Do new upper and lower radiator hoses while you're at it.

Pelican or Bavauto are great sources for parts.
__________________
*Except 318ti

'97 318ti M-Sport
'95 M3
BMWCCA
MPWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 09:55 PM   #5
713bmw318ti
Senior Member
 
713bmw318ti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 309
Vehicles
iTrader: (0)
Default

You can also check out www.bimmerbum.com i purchase parts from him everyonce in a while hes got good prices. I just ordered a new water pump and upper and lower radiator hoses. Purchased a new radiator from ebay for $137 good price if you ask me.
713bmw318ti is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
1995 , hvac , thermostat


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cool........ L84THSKY Interior and ICE 0 09-28-2009 11:33 PM
Weird Engine after running abs pump Xenocide Misc 2 01-01-2009 11:16 PM
Car shows revs when engine isn't running! ASC problem? bjt42 Maintenance 4 07-03-2007 10:07 AM
This is just cool. Panzer_M eBay and Craig's list listings 12 12-05-2006 04:29 PM
Cool BMW HuGo Misc 21 05-05-2006 06:03 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:32 PM.


.
Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, 318ti.org
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 86.45 k/100.15 k (13.68%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.