I'll bet you didn't bleed it right.
With a cold engine, remove the radiator cap and open the bleed screw.
Have the heater full on.
Run the engine until it gets warm, topping up as needed. When it gets
warm put the cap back on and shut the bleed screw. Leave it until the
temp gauge is in the middle then open the bleed screw whilst revving the
engine lightly. Close the bleed screw when there are no more air
Let it cool over night then top up the coolant if needed.
Works for me.
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Yes that sounds about right. i thought of that just after i posted my last
message...as i was looking at the screw earlier wondering what it was
for.......never 'bled' a radiator in 20 years and all my other cars were
70's Toyotas etc, this is my first BMW....i know i sound stupid...im not,
its just so new to me, like i have never changed a belt tht was conencted to
ok will try that. the hose into the engine, and the one coming out at the
bottom got hot, but the rad stayed cold. we bled it for ages, but the rad
stayed cold.....sorry if i sound stupid, never had to bleed a rad ever.
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