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Old 10-24-2016, 05:13 AM   #1
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Any good mechanics in the va/maryland location

My car is having issues and I've changed the water pump and thermostat and still getting heating spikes. Thank you and have a great day.
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:30 AM   #2
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Bled the system?
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:59 AM   #3
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Okay thanks.
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:35 AM   #4
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You did or did not bleed the system? Did you do the water pump and thermostat work yourself?

If you broke that system open, then you need to bleed the system.
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:36 PM   #5
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I trust Martin Motorsports in Alexandria with my IX. Have been going there for 6 years now. Trust them immensely.
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:45 AM   #6
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I trust Martin Motorsports in Alexandria with my IX. Have been going there for 6 years now. Trust them immensely.


Thanks man ill try them out.
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:22 AM   #7
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Sometimes the systems can be really picky. I once had to bleed an e30 for an hour before it started behaving. I made the mistake of opening the block coolant drain and completely drained everything. -_-
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:18 AM   #8
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Did you check the thermostat before installation? I did the same service and spent half a day bleeding the car. I had forgot to pre-check the new behr thermostat, took the new thermostat out and it was a dud.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:01 AM   #9
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Weeks old. OP, fix it?
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:52 PM   #10
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Not yet? Im getting it looked at this weekend thanks for the help guys.
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:38 PM   #11
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Quick question guys what kind of anti-freeze should i use ive been told the blue coolent
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:28 PM   #12
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Visit the dealer. Get the real stuff.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:28 PM   #13
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Cool thanks.
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