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5243Re: [bmw e28] My new 533i

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  • Daniel Doss
    Jul 3, 2008
      Hey John,
      My apologies for not posting pics. I will do it this weekend. I've been pulling my hair out with this overheating problem. I had the fan clutch and the thermostat replaced just yesterday and it was still overheating. After just two minutes of the car running the system would become pressurized and fluid would start to leak out of the sensor in the coolant resevoir. This morning I discovered the problem. When the system started overheating a helpful mechanic bypassed the main cooling fan so that the secondary fan, the one in front of the radiator, would constantly run. The mechanic who did the work yesterday didn't realize this. After discovering this, I reconnected the cooling fans leads to the sensor on the radiator. The fan clutch kicked in and began to cool the engine. From what I could see the pressure was relieved from the system. Hopefully, things will remain this way. I'll post those pics soon.
      Dan 



      ----- Original Message ----
      From: danieldoss2001 <danieldoss2001@...>
      To: bmwe28@...
      Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:15:38 PM
      Subject: Re: [bmw e28] My new 533i


      --- In bmwe28@yahoogroups. co.uk, Azali atan <az3163@...> wrote:
      >Sure, no problem. I had an overheating problem today. The culprit
      seems to be a faulty fan clutch. Should be an easy fix. I was driving
      in some pretty heavy LA traffic today. As heavy as it gets here.
      Massive pile up on the 101 freeway. Hopefully, nothing got too hot. I
      have a problem with the instrument cluster. The temp worked enough to
      tell me that if I kept moving the engine temp would stay low. Still,
      the whole episode was pretty scary.

      > Daniel,
      > could you pls attach a picture of your car to the mail. i would
      like see it.
      >
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      >
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: John Forbey <jforbey@... >
      > To: bmwe28@yahoogroups. co.uk
      > Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:00:08 PM
      > Subject: Re: [bmw e28] My new 533i
      >
      >
      > Yes, I like call it water spot but I guess it is the humidity and
      movement of electricity that combine and cause the problem.  Just
      keep them contact points clean.  It's just the car uses alot of
      electricity.  I've got a 9/83 533i in pretty good shape.
      >  
      > John
      > jforbey@yahoo. com
      >
      > --- On Wed, 6/25/08, danieldoss2001 <danieldoss2001@ yahoo.com>
      wrote:
      >
      > From: danieldoss2001 <danieldoss2001@ yahoo.com>
      > Subject: [bmw e28] My new 533i
      > To: bmwe28@yahoogroups. co.uk
      > Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 12:38 AM
      >
      > Hello everyone,
      >
      > I just drove home a 1984 533i. Although, it needs a bit of work,
      I'm
      > very proud of it. My goal is total restoration. First things first.
      The
      > gauges on the instrument panel don't work. I'm told it's a matter
      of a
      > poor eletronic connections. Anyone have or hear about a similar
      > problem. I need to get this fixed ASAP. Your help is greatly
      > appreciated.
      >
      > Doss
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