Mechanics

OVERHEATING

1994 BMW 316

Engine Cooling problem
1994 BMW 316 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 160K miles

Hello, my car overheats within a mile of driving and have to constantly add engine coolant. It does not leak out anywhere and there is no white smoke coming out of the tailpipe either. I have changed my thermostat and the problem still exists. I checked my oil and it looks like a milk shake. I am aware that it is more than likely a blown head gasket, but is there anything I can do to salvage the car minus the entire tear down to fix it? I have heard of using K& W sealant but not sure of the results.
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Scotty0
August 25, 2009.



Hi there,

Do not waste you time with magic fix in a can, they just don't work. You will have to do this repair correctly, with having the head removed crack tested checked for warp and re straightened and surfaced anything short of this any you may as well toss your money out the window as you drive.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Aug 25, 2009.
Hi,
this is very annoying having problems like this in such cars.
And according to me the best method is to show the car to an expert who can deal with it best,
there may be certain reasons for this problem.
And yeah I found this site very helping to.

Tiny
Webnoor
Sep 25, 2009.