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Old 11-29-2012, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris90 View Post
I drove way more than 5 miles with my E36 in the red. I think I had overheat incidences twice. Engine was still fine like 70k miles later.
Late to the party, but if you all recall some years ago a guy who contacted me via the web (don't remember how he got my name) and he lived in Chatanooga, TN and his daughter was in Bham at a wedding when her E46 overheated. She drove a good 10 minutes (according to her) with the car in the red. Her waterpump shaft snapped at 77k miles. I put it back together and fixed it but told her there was a VERY good chance the engine was nuked. Well, somehow (angels maybe ) her car ran fine and has been for some time.

This is the EXCEPTION though and not the rule!

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Originally Posted by Fast Bob View Post
now, go burn your Man Card, and buy yourself a Camry....
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