1996 BMW 328



January, 20, 2009 AT 3:31 PM

Engine Cooling problem
1996 BMW 328 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

where at in the hicle is the thermostat located because I have a new thermostat to put in to replace old one.

1 Answer


Dr. Hagerty

January, 20, 2009 AT 9:22 PM

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.


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