Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Originally Posted by zxmark9r
Since my last post I have drained down and removed Radiator. I have pulled the large circlip and got the thermostat out. In a boiling pan of water the thermostat works, although it is slow to retract when cooled!
Are there any time values to work out whether or not it is working correctly.
BMW shop-manual does NOT include a time value, only a temp opening value of 85 celcius (185 F). So using a pan with water an a fairly precise cooking thermometer you can check opening temp. Slow or fast opening is subjective... BUT it should open BEFORE boiling point (100 Celcius).
John (Montreal, CANADA)
K1200RS (2002 IceBlue/Red - 96,000 miles)