In Reply to: Some tips... posted by Sean on June 12, 2000 at 09:59:01:
What other conditions could cause the gauge to go into the red. The manual says that low coolant can cause the overheating, but I know for a fact that the coolant level was ok.
: though, I have yet to do the water pump change, I think some additional things need to be taken into consideration.
: I would also change the thermostat and the the housing that it sits in. The thermostat housing is plastic as well, and they now make a metal one that is not expensive. Both Active Autowerks and Motor Works West sell the housing and the thermostat. Just more insurance...
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: Motor Works West Home Page
: ECIS Home Page
: : Last night I was driving my 8/95 M3 and all of a sudden the temp gauge was in the red. I immediately turned it off to prevent any damage (hopefully).
: : I had it towed to the dealership last night for a night drop off.
: : I am wondering what the problem could be? The coolant level is fine, but I can definitely hear a sound from the engine that is not normal. Plastic Water impeller? Any insight is appreciated.
: : Dan