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  1. I need Help! My temperature is idling at 99 deagrees! please helpp

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    Hi guys So i just did a clutch fan delete and also a mishimoto fan controll for the cluster fan because I just finished a head gasket job and complete cooling overhaul. Now with the fan turning on at 90 degrees temp, Full Power! my temperature still goes up to 97 with the heater on and when i...
  2. Car overheating, radiator fan not running

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    Hey, so I've got yet another problem with my car. Recently the car started overheating. Changed the water pump since it was leaking just a bit and also got a new thermostat, since the shop told me that the old one was blocked. After that the car continued to overheat. What I did found out is...
  3. Still overheating

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    I have a 2003 325i. I have replaced the overflow tank due to it bursting, the water pipe hose, the radiator, the water pump, water pump pully, fan clutch and fan blade. Somehow my system is still getting hot despite my being sure that each new part would solve the problem... what next...
  4. 2004 330ci M54 Head and Gasket Change

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    Hi all, Sad story to begin with. I was on a highway doing about 95mph when a metal piece/ part of semi truck tire flew from underneath the pickup that was in front and hit my bumper,radiator and went underneath the car ripping apart the plastic shield and in the process took out the power...
  5. 2002 325i temporary overheat source

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    Hi there, Was driving home from work a few days ago and got stuck in some standstill traffic. Was not really paying much attention, until I looked up and noticed my temp guage was lit up (yes, I didn't notice until the light was on). I immediately turned off my car but didn't have a place to...
  6. How I dominated the beast or how I avoided that my M54B30 to overheat

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    Long time without write in the forum but last week my e46 it almost overheat and I want to share my history, all was good until a few days back when I return to my home from work, two blocks before my house my car start to rise temperature by one grade by grade in a very slow way, I mean one...
  7. 1999 323i. Overheated and now refuses to even crank.

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    Hi all, I've done plenty of searching, but I've failed to find someone with the exact same situation as me. Basically, one day, shortly after a cooling system rebuild, the car was unusually hard to start. It took two tries to get it to fire up. I thought nothing of it and proceeded. Later...
  8. Engine overheat while idle

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    Hi guys, This is a 2004 325ci automatic. Just for background information, the car overheated, but I shut it off and let cool. So I searched around and found a Crack in radiator pipe that was blowing coolant out, so I changed the radiator. I bled the system using mango's method. However, when I...
  9. Engine Overheat and Coolant leak

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    Pretty new to the E46 game. I have a 2004 325ci convertible. As I was driving back home today, I see white smoke from the hood, and smell as sweet burning smell, and the engine was overheating. So I pulled over and saw that the coolant was boiling. After I let the car cool down, I see that I was...
  10. Troublesome cooling system

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    Hey everybody. So I have a 2000 323i automatic that just won't behave. A couple of days ago I was driving home and overheated. A surprise since last summer I replaced the expansion tank, radiator, and hoses. Got the car towed home refilled with coolant and she held everything without spilling a...
  11. No Solution

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey everybody. So I have a 2000 323i automatic that just won't behave. A couple of days ago I was driving home and overheated. A surprise since last summer I replaced the expansion tank, radiator, and hoses. Got the car towed home refilled with coolant and she held everything without spilling a...
  12. 325Ci Overheat at idle

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    Okay I'll present what's become a tricky issue for me. I'm sure you smart folks here can assist. I've looked through the boards here and it's really impressive to see the expertise here. My coolant expansion tank blew the other day so I replaced it, the lower thermostat, and the water pump (it...
  13. 2006 bmw 330 cic overheating very quickly

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    My wifes 2006 bmw 330 ci is overheating very quickly when it is driven. I can go about 2 or 3 miles to red line hot. It will go from cold to center (normal) in the first mile. Then stay on normal for a mile, then go up to the red zone in a matter of seconds. I may go from mile 2.5 to 2.7 and it...
  14. Aftermarket Temp Gauge

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    Hey guys soo with all the coolant problems on e46s and the dummy temp gauges that bmws have, i was wondering how to install an aftermarket precise temperature gauge. Dont wanna play the waiting game untill it overheats, i wanna be able to check coolant temperature easily, And i was wondering if...
  15. 2000 328i Project Update Progress

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    My first BMW 328i SAL E46 Sedan, Feb 2000 MFG 185,000 miles Green with Tan upholstery M52TU MS42 Engine Management System GM Steptronic Automatic Transmission Purchased in October 2014 Work to date 1. Restored headlight lens 2. Replaced both front control arms including bushings 3. Replaced...
  16. ZHP overheating issues

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    Hello everyone, recently my 330i has started to overheat and I'm not sure why. I have replaced thermostat, radiator, expansion tank and the entire cooling system upfront as far as that goes. As well as fans. My bmw mechanic thinks it may be the lower coolant pipe that is leaking but they are not...
  17. heater not working and car still overheats

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    So a week ago, I noticed my 325i was about to overheat, I quickly took it home to assess the situation, I noticed my fan clutch was bad, ordered the part online but was forced to drive it while it shipped, it only overheated 15%-20% while I drove(the temp gauge constantly fluctuated). when the...
  18. AC Over Heating Issue (I already checked this topic on forums with no help)

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    Hello Guys, I need help from anyone please! I'll give you a quick run down. When the AC is on, my car over heats, only in hot weather only. I noticed this happens when its 85 degrees and up. Things I have replaced to combat this issue. Radiator Fan Clutch Thermostat Coolant Flush Radiator...
  19. Overheating (fan not working)

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    Hi guys. I recently bought a manual 328Ci e46 (my first BMW). It has a huge overheating problem, the fan just does not turn, ever. I read a lot of threads on forums, but none of the suggestions worked for me. First I drained the cooling system and bled the system properly with BMW OEM...
  20. Overheating - Coolnt System Components or cylinderhead

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    My daughter's 2000 323i is overheating. All hoses are good. I removed and checked them. Broke the thermostat by trying to remove it from its housing. Ran without it, the car still overheated. Installed a new thermostat and new water pump (pump wasn't really necessary). Still overheats. Car...
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