1984 BMW 318 NEED SOME INPUT PLEASE

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  • rickyntrina
  • 1984 BMW 318

Engine Cooling problem
1984 BMW 318 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 165000 miles

I have an 84 318i that has been a cooling nightmare since I bought it. I have replaced the thermostat, fan blade/clutch, and the radiator. Recently, I put the Wynns head gasket repair in, and all was great. Lasted a month, at best.
The other night, the temperature guage started jumping around, I wasnt getting any heat, the exhaust was clouding the inrtersection, and steam was coming out from the reservoir hose. My guess is that I have a blown headgasket, but I am in banking (lol(, not mechanics).
Any suggestion or questions?

Thanks,
Rick

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 AT 9:47 PM

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  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

This is sounding like a head gasket problem, I would get a mechanic to do a Co check on the cooling system, this is a simple chemical test that will detect any Co in the cooling system, if positive you will have a head gasket problem, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

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