Engine is overheating

Tiny
MRS. FARRELL
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  • 1997 BMW 328
  • 19,400 MILES
My 97 bmw 328i is overheating. I changed out the thermostat and it's plenty of fluids in it, not sure why it could still be overheating. It just started overheating two weeks ago. I changed the thermostat, put coolant and oil in it, and blead the lines for possible air bubble, nothing seems to be working. The air also is cold, it's not getting hot.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 10:16 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like you may have a blown head gasket. Here is a guide to confirm the issue.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test

Check this guide out as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

Please let us know what you find.

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 12:03 AM
Tiny
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Yes heat was working fine before. I made sure there was plenty of coolant in it. My husband flushed my car out as well as bleed my lines to try to get rid of air bubbles. He drove it last night and it started to overheat again, but when he put the car in reverse, he said the temp gauge went down from red to middle way so I did what you said and sure enough the gasket is blown. That will cost about $1400.00 I love this site
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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 AT 6:45 AM

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