When to replace the Thermostat on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Thermostat Housing : 50000 km
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Saloon (E36) 323 i 2.5 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: engine thermostat – BMW E36. AUTODOC recommends:
All-purpose cleaning spray
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 7
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 13
Ratchet wrench
Clip removal tool
Seal scraper
Flat screwdriver
Fluid container
Fender cover
Replacement: engine thermostat – BMW E36. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • Check the condition of the coolant every time you replace the thermostat. Change the coolant if necessary.
  • Please note: all work on the car – BMW E36 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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