my first unscheduled stop.....
I had to pull over on the hard shoulder to let my baby cool down... and I'd only done 10 miles from work. Luckily the traffic wombles came along and topped me up so I could get home...
SO - whats the first thing to fix guys?
last summer I ran with the bonnet sides and top "propped" open at the top and back to let more air out until I got my louvres. had a few "warm" days but on average she never passed 85 on the dial. The louvres are now in and we passed the 100 mark easily yesterday!
I have the E36 2.5 l with the extra Vanos bump giving me less romm at the front but I've just read through the thread about Patricks rad upgrade and heres my conclusions.....
My Rad is in the flickr link below but has a 17"x14" core with the water tanks top and bottom;
I have a 14" fan bolted to the front;
I had a grille which I've removed this evening to see it improves the airflow enough - it looks nice may not have enough holes;
I currently have no expansion tank - something which I knew but had completely forgotten about so I'm probably regularly losing water.....
So my thoughts are
1. get expansion tank - I assume it has to be fitted higher than the rad top to work?)
2. lift the rad up an inch to stop the bottom hiding behind the chassis.
3. bigger rad / better fan...