A while ago I posted on here about an over heat problem with my BMW E36 325i
on a UK K' registered plate, to which I was advised to have a new water
pump fitted, as well as thermostat and housing.. which was all done without
Ever since then the coolant warning info on the computer has been on, yet
the needle on the dash has always remained at 1/2 way, which is normal.
The car gets little mileage so maybe about 300 miles a month, and since then
I've had to add coolant to the system, when I spoke to the mechanic he
couldn't remember how much water or coolant he put it, and I was led to
believe that he only filled the expansion bottle up, and ran it for a bit !
and never charged it ?
Any how, out side of that the car runs fine, no flat spots, still does
120Mph + (on a private road), there's not one ounce of smoke out the
exhaust, from start up or under load. The oil is clean, no traces of water
in it.. Also the heater works 100% fine and doesn't smell of coolant at
Well today I went on a 20 mile trip, first time in 5 weeks, took it easy,
but when I returned I found that the car smelt of coolant when I got out...
I popped the bonnet looked around, couldn't see a thing, then I heard a
little hiss, I thought it was the expansion bottle lid, but it wasn't it was
coming from where the plastic expansion bottle meets the radiator... now is
this repairable or would it be better to get a new radiator.. and do the new
radiators come with the expansion bottle fitted to the radiator all
German Swedish French car parts do the radiator for £95... which isn't
B17336 RADIATOR-MAN TRANS E36 320i 91>98 M50/52 Manual CORE WIDTH
What would you all recommend, as your all so helpful