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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, Jan-10-2019, 12:02:16 AM   #41
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I finished buttoning up the cooling system yesterday night and there was a small puddle on the floor but the expansion tank level didn’t change after I filled it to a certain amount and it wasn’t actively dropping/leaking to where I could see. I ran it for a couple min sitting and it didn’t go past operating temp and didn’t spill any coolant. I start driving it for about a 3 min and at operating temp what I’m assuming happened was coolant spurted out of the top of the thermostat housing (see pic) and my temp needle read red and I immedialty turned off the car and off the road and pushed it into a parking spot. I’m guessing the housing wasn’t properly sealed- maybe the reason for the puddle, coincidentally I ordered 2 gaskets in my order so I’ll be re installing one ASAP and maybe adjusting hoses and trying to fix my problem.

The ecs tuning silicone hoses seem a little long and upper seems too long, are we supposed to trim them?

Feedback is wanted���� TIA

Thoughts on what to check would be appreciated.
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Old Thu, Jan-10-2019, 06:04:58 AM   #42
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Well, I realized the hoses would in fact fit better in the opposite places, reinstalled a new gasket and buttoned it all up and quickly drove it back home before it could lose more coolant, which it once again did. It didn’t get a chance to really warm up but I already noticed coolant on the top-most bolt of the thermostat housing and realized I over torqued- the top screw and collapsed the metal nipple like thing my first time around, and after it smoothed out after reinstalling it I paid it no mind. I thought it must be that opening, any suggestions for a quick fix before I get a composite tstat housing and new bolts? Thanks.
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