Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > General > General Discussion
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2010, 09:02 PM   #1
BiggyAlex905
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 103
05 x3. 2.5

Hope some one can help.
No heat on idle in the morning till I start to drive it, then it's fine.
BiggyAlex905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 10:00 AM   #2
bmwm5lover
is BMW crazy
 
bmwm5lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Thornhill
Posts: 15,334
Low coolant? Had that happen on my Range Rover.
__________________
www.enthusiastauto.caNeed a car???

His--'00 BMW ///M5 .:Jet BLK/BLK:. Individual - Style 65 Wheels; 9.5" Square Set up;275 Tires;10mm/3mm Spacers; Black Kidneys;Muffler Delete; 3.5" Dual Tips; Beast Power; "Dinan" Ducts; E60 SSK; BC Coils
Hers--'00 BMW ///M5 .:Avus Blue/Grey/Black:.
Toys
'88 BMW 635CSi Blue/Tan Sport
'81 MB 500 SEC Euro Koenig
'91 Alfa Romer 164S- Red/Black/ Recaro interior
bmwm5lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
MiroE36
6th Gear Member
 
MiroE36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,896
could also be thermostat
__________________
1992 325i / Briliant rot - SOLD @ 301,000km
1998 318is / Arktic silber - SOLD @ 207,000km
2007 335i / Jet Black - CURRENT @ 28,000 km

MiroE36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
King Luis
The King.
 
King Luis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Milton
Posts: 7,380
Send a message via MSN to King Luis
i'm guessing thermostat....but it's probably easier to check your coolant level first.
__________________
Current:2013 Candy White VW Golf TDI
Mods: TBD.

Sold:2004 Silver Gray M3
Mods: Dice Unit, EAS Angel Eyes, Painted Reflectors, CSL Diffuser, Smoked Corners, PSS10s, 15mm Front and 10mm Rear Spacers.

Gone:1990 Brilliantrot 325is
Mods: Alpine speakers and HU, Euro Projectors, Magnaflow Muffler, Euro Smoked Tails and GC Coilovers.
King Luis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
NOTORIOUS VR
6th Gear Member
 
NOTORIOUS VR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,160
low coolant/air in the system

otherwise I would say water pump is on it's way out.

the thermostat has nothing to do with the heat exchanger in the car
__________________
E36 VEMS TUNING
Google Talk: NOTORIOUS VR
NOTORIOUS VR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 06:48 PM   #6
notme
1st Gear Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 1
Thermostat
notme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 05:55 PM   #7
Dr. Flyview
Formerly Flav_cool
 
Dr. Flyview's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4,367
Send a message via MSN to Dr. Flyview
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
low coolant/air in the system

otherwise I would say water pump is on it's way out.

the thermostat has nothing to do with the heat exchanger in the car
How can you say that? If the thermostat is stuck open (coolant constantly flowing through the rad), then the car takes a lot longer to warm up, and possibly not warm up to where it's supposed to at all. I had that happen on my benz.

I thought this thread was a joke. No heat in the mornings aka when he first starts the car, and at idle. Well duh you have to drive the car for 10-15 minutes before you get heat.
__________________

1998 BMW 328is - summer
1994 BMW 325i - daily
1992 BMW 325i - totaled
1988 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-8V -
sold

Dr. Flyview is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 06:25 PM   #8
abc12
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toronto
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Flyview View Post
How can you say that? If the thermostat is stuck open (coolant constantly flowing through the rad), then the car takes a lot longer to warm up, and possibly not warm up to where it's supposed to at all. I had that happen on my benz.

I thought this thread was a joke. No heat in the mornings aka when he first starts the car, and at idle. Well duh you have to drive the car for 10-15 minutes before you get heat.
i was thinking the exact same thing as well, but didn't bother post regarding that. since his question is no heat in the morning, and he doesn't mention whether or not if it's a cold start. he also mentions it's fine once driven as he goes. to me sounds like his car is perfectly fine, but he's gotta be a bit more specific...
abc12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 10:34 PM   #9
NOTORIOUS VR
6th Gear Member
 
NOTORIOUS VR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,160
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Flyview View Post
How can you say that? If the thermostat is stuck open (coolant constantly flowing through the rad), then the car takes a lot longer to warm up, and possibly not warm up to where it's supposed to at all. I had that happen on my benz.

I thought this thread was a joke. No heat in the mornings aka when he first starts the car, and at idle. Well duh you have to drive the car for 10-15 minutes before you get heat.
Because using a little judgement/logic I came to the conclusion that no one expects heat when the car is stone cold, plus he says he gets heat when he starts MOVING.

all you people saying is the thermostat aren't making any sense. Let me repeat. The OP says he GETS heat when he starts moving, but none when he is idle.

How the heck can that be the thermostat? Besides, the thermostat will never block the heater core, it only blocks flow to the rad.

It's either low on fluid/air in the system, or the water pump.
__________________
E36 VEMS TUNING
Google Talk: NOTORIOUS VR
NOTORIOUS VR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.