Why dose my 97 bmw 528i engine revs up and and then goes hot...i waited a while went back and it was like nothing happened the fan in the front wasnt moving but the one behind it was. I also heard a

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Asked by Dec 14, 2013 at 12:47 PM about the 1997 BMW 5 Series 528i

Question type: General

Why dose my 97 bmw 528i engine
revs up and and then goes hot...i
waited a while went back and it was
like nothing happened the fan in the
front wasnt moving but the one
behind it was.
I also heard a tapping noise and what
dose ATF fluid mean the manual says
power steering and online says
transmission fluid...please help!!
1997 BMW 5 Series 528i

7 Answers

257,865

ATF stands for Automatic Transmission fluid and that is used in your power steering reservoir. Dex III. The engine running hot and reving is not a good thing. You don't want to overheat your BMW engine as you will contribute to warping the cylinder head. Check over your coolant system and make sure the system is properly bled.....

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257,865

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=558386&highlight=diy+e39+coolant+system

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257,865

The tapping noise, I'm not sure. How many times did the car get "hot" of overheat? How is your oil? It might be the engine. Is it in the fan or belt area? If your handy with a wrench, peruse the forum I posted a link above and overhaul the coolant system if you have over 80K miles and it never was done before on the car. These cars need tender care to perform optimally. But if not them definitely have it looked at by a BMW mechanic before things get worse.

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i drove to the store and it was fine then i got home and all of a sudden the engine reved up the gage went hot and it was acting as if it didnt want to start

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this is the first time this has ever happened

257,865

If the car is overheated, a lot of times it won't start. The ticking might have been the engine since the oil was thinning out due to the high temperature. Like I said, have the cooling system looked at before you drive any long distance.

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wow thanks alot for your help

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