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  1. 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...
  2. Shop Is Closed and I Need Advice

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    A little bit of a story: I was driving home from chipotle and noticed that my battery light had come on. I thought this might be from my alternator, as I had been hearing a weird sound coming from the engine that would point to that. Then, I looked and my temp gauge was all the way in the red...
  3. Coolant Temperature Range

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    Was wondering what the appropriate coolant/engine temperature range is in *F. My car is running at, what seems to be a high temperature range (240*F-275*F), but my coolant gauge says it is perfect (right in the middle of cold-blue and hot-red). If it is true about my suspicion, what do you...
  4. Temp gauge acting strange

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    :help: ok car is 02 330ci with 158k recently replaced WP, drivebelt, tensior and idler pulley. i have heat that works just fine, but have a coolant leak that appears to be coming from upper rad hose or possibly leaking from ET, i take care to check the coolant level and keep it up to par though...
  5. Fan blowers not heating properly

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    Evening forum, Just had a load of work done on the car, it had a coolant light issue. Wouldnt stop coming on. It eventually went down the road of having new thermo, rad cap, coolant bottle, head gasket and some sort of exhaust pipe that split when it blew. I havent had the car long and its my...
  6. Coolant System HELP!!!

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    Okay so I bought a 2003 BMW 330ci with 130,000 miles on it...i was driving it and i hear this loud POP and next thing I know the car is steaming with gases from the left side of the hood (me in the car facing the steering wheel)....once i have it back to my house, i take apart the left side to...
  7. Coolant Temp Sensor Failure Symptoms

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    My '03 330xi seems to be keeping the engine temperature where it should be, however every once in a while my temp gauge will jump straight into the red (pegged) and then after a while jump back down to what it really is. My question: is this a symptom of a bad coolant temp sensor (is that how...
  8. Need Help! Outside Temperature Ridiculously High!!!

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    So this past weekend, my check engine light was on.... Before I could go take it to get codes read, it turned off. And yesterday it was about 80 degrees outside and the outside temp gauge read 120 degrees! But before that the outside temp read 55 degrees but it was definitely warmer than that...
  9. Temperature Gauge Misread

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    My 2001 BMW 325ci's temperature gauge reads -40 degrees. I am just wondering how to fix the problem or fix the gauge. Thanks for the responses!
  10. Help! Battery Completely Dead, Guagues doing WeIrD Things!!

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    I have a 2000, 328i. Went out to the car this morning tried to unlock with remote, and nothing. Unlock it manually and try to unlock the doors with the inside power unlock button, and nothing. Car seems to be completely dead. Try starting, Nothing, not a click or a sound. Turn the key to...
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