Mechanics

THERMOSTAT

1997 BMW 328

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 BMW 328 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

How do I replace the thermostat? Pictures would help
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Shave242
January 20, 2009.





http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/87023_STFU_File0005_2.jpg


Here is an exploded view of the T-stat and water pump. The fan and the shroud need to be removed first, then the bolts can be accessed. The fan can be removed with a thin 36mm open end wrench and it is a left hand thread. The plastic buttons that hold the shroud often break and I usually replace them with plastic zip ties. I recommend replacement of the water pump if it's age is unknown and for preventive maintenance.

Dr. Hagerty
Jan 20, 2009.


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