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 ???

6 Answers

78,125

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

287,085

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.

2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

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

287,085

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

1 people found this helpful.
1,925

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

670

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

Your Answer

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 32,479 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,610
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,770
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    1,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
402 Great Deals out of 16,414 listings starting at $1,650
Used BMW M3
14 Great Deals out of 1,646 listings starting at $6,599
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
641 Great Deals out of 26,064 listings starting at $1,488
Used Audi A4
214 Great Deals out of 12,561 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Mustang
256 Great Deals out of 36,837 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
447 Great Deals out of 20,083 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 7 Series
119 Great Deals out of 4,826 listings starting at $3,950
Used Honda Accord
449 Great Deals out of 102,530 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
241 Great Deals out of 28,842 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 3 Series For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 8,618 listings starting at $27,976
2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 2,117 listings starting at $22,669
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 935 listings starting at $15,350
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
198 Great Deals out of 5,013 listings starting at $12,498
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
140 Great Deals out of 2,450 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.