Overheating

Asked by Feb 06, 2016 at 08:34 PM about the 1996 BMW 8 Series

Question type: General

I have a 1996 Bmw, it's overheating ... Can
anyone help me?

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217,735

everything you need to know.....http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php? t=713745

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1,155

Go through the usual suspects... thermostat, water pump, radiator, fan, etc... The link Tom posted is will actually apply to most BMWs! Great information there!

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The three main culprits in the 8 series are: (1) cracked radiator overflow unit (2) cracked or blocked up radiator and (3) the valley pan gasket in the engine. Symptoms of #3 include loss of coolant in full tank. Antifreeze smell when driving or at shutoff; gauge goes beyond midpoint after warmup.

Once I start it up and let it run for a while it just start running hot and give a burnt smell.

1,155

Thermostat is probably shot. Is the fan coming on?

I had it to the shop they took the thermostat out . But it still run hot very fast

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