about car not running

Asked by Aug 09, 2015 at 03:05 PM about the 1998 BMW 3 Series 320i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have BMW 323i i was running fine for 3 weeks and all the sudden it start over heating
i changed the thermostats but i did not fix the problem  then i changed the radiator but it
still over heat. 2 days early it stop starting up .. it start after giving race for few sec but
doesnt have power ... it still over heat too i dnt know what to do ???

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66,225

I'm thinking failing timing chain. HTH. -Jim

237,995

BMW's don't like getting hot due to the alum. heads. If you overheated it multiple times and now it won't start, you have a major issue. Did you bleed the cooling system/remove trapped air after you swapped out the parts? Might be a head gasket or time for a new engine. Any connections wet? Best to have the pro's diagnosis it for you at this point.

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yes i let the air bleed out several time and no connection is wet

237,995

Probably a head gasket issue, you can do a leak down and or a cylinder compression test to make sure.

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1,395

Yeah, you can't overheat these cars repeatedly. Very easy to warp the heads.

570

It sound to me another engine block damage by excessive heat. I can assure you have loose head bolts due to damage threads

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