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Re: Ugh... Coolant Overheat (archive)

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Posted by Rory on January 25, 2000 at 23:33:50:

In Reply to: Ugh... Coolant Overheat posted by DaveR on January 25, 2000 at 22:20:47:

Hi Dave,

Sorry to hear about the problems. Can you say plastic impellar?? If you are driving a post '91 525i with around 75K miles, that is probably the culprit. Any coolant leaks in the engine compartement?? If you are not leaking, I would check to see if your t-stat is stuck closed and is not opening. That is what my overheating problem was a while back. Good Luck.

Best,
Rory
'90 525i

: On my drive home from work (a whopping 4.5 miles), I got a message on my dash indicating the coolant temp was high. Sure enough, the needle was near the top end of the scale. It looked as though the temp continued to climb during the last 1.5 miles.

: Fan clutch? The outside temp was in the upper 40's(F), so I'd be surprised if the fan was needed. Water pump? That'd be my guess.

: No other indications of trouble. Is this something I can trust to a local mechanic to repair, or should I get a tow to a BMW dealer/specialist?

: Car trouble is never fun, but now is a particularly BAD time for this to happen...

: Dave




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