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ddoran 12-30-2012 05:26 PM

2012 x5 with no heat
 
just drove home form patriots win over miami
temp outside is 16F
no heat comes out and then after 10 minutes driving a warning came on that engine temp is high and drive moderately
any idea what this is???????????????????????????????
x5 is 12 months old
thanks for any help
dd

tribecaX5 12-30-2012 05:33 PM

Did you check the coolant level?

ihumphrey 12-30-2012 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddoran (Post 7280042)
just drove home form patriots win over miami
temp outside is 16F
no heat comes out and then after 10 minutes driving a warning came on that engine temp is high and drive moderately
any idea what this is???????????????????????????????
x5 is 12 months old
thanks for any help
dd

Water pump? No actual idea, just guessing...

ddoran 12-30-2012 05:49 PM

nothign checked yet
 
havent been getting heat for 1 week but tonight was first time i had a warning light
engine should not have been hot from only 5 minutes of driving in 16 degree weather

ddoran 12-30-2012 05:50 PM

just had 1 years service
 
just sent in x5 for yearly service
wonder if they messed something up
dd

digdesign 12-30-2012 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tribecaX5 (Post 7280053)
Did you check the coolant level?

+1 Sounds like a loss of coolant.

AutoUnion 12-30-2012 07:58 PM

Yeah, its freezing in Boston today. Thank god for heated seats and steering wheel

ard 12-30-2012 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddoran (Post 7280042)
just drove home form patriots win over miami
temp outside is 16F
no heat comes out and then after 10 minutes driving a warning came on that engine temp is high and drive moderately
any idea what this is???????????????????????????????
x5 is 12 months old
thanks for any help
dd

Water pump failure? When this happens the engine can heat VERY, VERY fast. Within a minute you can go from "ok" to "dead engine".

Once water stops circulating, the small volume within the engine overheats. Not getting circulation out of the engine to your heater core explains the lack of heat.

Did you stop driving????? You need to get it to the dealer.

A

PS What does 'patriots win over miami' have to do with the car?:rofl:

ddoran 12-31-2012 05:59 AM

thanks
 
called dealer
dealer wants to be safe, so tow truck on the way

arrivederci 12-31-2012 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddoran (Post 7280084)
havent been getting heat for 1 week but tonight was first time i had a warning light
engine should not have been hot from only 5 minutes of driving in 16 degree weather

No heat for a week and you are still driving it? :wow:

onebadgix 12-31-2012 09:12 AM

Definitely take it back to the dealer. Sounds like someone didn't screw something on tightly. You never smelled or noticed any coolant leaking?

ddoran 01-02-2013 12:15 PM

electronic control failure
 
dealer tested it and believes that electronic control failed
but not 100% sure so they are doing test drive
we shall see
no smell nor sign of coolant leak
had 1 year/15k service only 1 month ago

ddoran 01-03-2013 11:13 AM

dealer replaced water pump but still has engine warning
 
warning light for overheating still coming on after few minutes of driving
dealer replaced water pump but it hasnt stopped the warnings from coming back on
any suggestions????????????????
thanks!!!
dd

NoI4plz 01-03-2013 11:20 AM

Not a mechanic nor a engineer here so my advice; take with a huge truck load of salt.

A) do you have sufficient coolant after you get the warning. If not, maybe a pinhole leak somewhere

B) It may be as simple as you need to burp the radiator, cause you may have air in your system. Their is a published DIY on how to bleed air from the system on either xoutpost or on here. Search is your friend.

Couple of options WHO KNOWS!.

Hope you get it fixed asap!

ddoran 01-03-2013 11:29 AM

2 interesting ideas
 
sometimes the simplest approach is the best
we had a cnc machining center that had 10 repair guys look at it when it went down
someone then came from the japanese mfg company, looked at it, clicked a switch in the opposite direction and repaired it in 10 seconds!!!!!!!


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