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I should get the oil change and coolant filled but can't until I get my car insured, first car just got it two weeks ago. Any advice on this problem and my car would be much appreciated!
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well, I'd say you're coolant is a little low so when the car is cold and the thermostat is closed you will get the light. When the car warms up and the thermostat opens, the light goes off, at least that's generally been my experience. Add coolant and monitor it for a leak, these cars are notorious for the various plastic cooling systems and their tendency to become brittle and crack over time.

In my case the unstable idle when cold was my vanos seals, it was alot worse in the winter, if I did my math right, it's about 77 Fahrenheit where you are, you'll notice as the weather gets colder the idle will bounce more on cold starts until it gets warmed up. Mine never stalled but after the VANOS seals, it never did it again. Good luck

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well, I'd say you're coolant is a little low so when the car is cold and the thermostat is closed you will get the light. When the car warms up and the thermostat opens, the light goes off, at least that's generally been my experience. Add coolant and monitor it for a leak, these cars are notorious for the various plastic cooling systems and their tendency to become brittle and crack over time.

In my case the unstable idle when cold was my vanos seals, it was alot worse in the winter, if I did my math right, it's about 77 Fahrenheit where you are, you'll notice as the weather gets colder the idle will bounce more on cold starts until it gets warmed up. Mine never stalled but after the VANOS seals, it never did it again. Good luck

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Unfortunately i live in the second coldest capital in the world next to Moscow haha, thanks for the info man. How much did the vanos seals cost you?


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