View Single Post
      07-15-2010, 08:34 AM   #22
Enlisted Member

Drives: 2 E90 335i , E36 M3, FD Rx7
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Houston, Tx

iTrader: (4)

I hate to bump this thread, but I just wanted to give an extra thanks to the OP. I just purchased my 335i with 50K miles on it and the thermostat was bad. So I decided to change the plugs, give it an oil change, delete the CDV and fix the thermostat. Everything else was a piece of cake but this thermostat has been a real PITA, the hoses are hard to get to and a pain to pull off.

After removing the Thermostat I noticed that the plug wires were nearly sheared through and that it possibly wasn't a bad thermostat but just the wires grounding into themselves. So I cut the plug off to re-pin and that went well, other than I forgot which side the colors went to. Luckily this thread had a picture of the plug and wires so I'm out to go solder upside down in sticky coolant. It's funny because I purchased the car so I wouldn't have to work on my project car anymore.