My BMW overheted, I stoped the car and check all Cooling area, Radiator Recovered tank termotat unit house etc, I did found a broken, house, a recovered tank cracked and the termotat unit defected. Ireplace all the above, however still overheating I note that the cooling fan is not caming on how can check it, where is the sending unit for the ectric fan locate Thank Marcial
Electric Cooling Fan on 2005 BMW 330Ci
by usaexport in West Palm Beach, FL on April 13, 2010
ANSWER by patrick mannion on April 13, 2010
It is common for the plastic coolant housings to crack and fail unfortunately. I don't have any BMW information in front of me right now but if the car has an electric fan locate the fan switch and bridge the contacts and see if the fan comes on. Not sure if that car has a viscous coupling type fan or not. There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subscription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual try http://www.eautorepair.net/Marketing/Default.asp?VID=125669 and get an online repair manual subscription. Some BMWs have plastic impellers on the water pump that fail as well seek out a BMW independent repair shop in your area they may locate and repair the problem with your car quickest as they will know your car well.
I am looking at a used 330C1 with sport package, A/C and stick. It only has an electric cooling fan - behind the radiator. (Not the usual auxiliary fan in front of radiator with a viscous drive...