Crazy thing about this is the temp gauge in the car is reading right in the middle and goes there fairly quickly from when the car is cranked cold ,and driven about a mile or so. I have flushed out the cooling system every two years and all seems to be sound. I think I'll replace the fan and clutch and stat--remove the rad and give it a good cleaning and check everything out--maybe replace the expansion tank as well. Christmas chores ahead it seems. Normally I purchase parts like this from EACtuning--wondering if the stat might be more precise if purchased from the dealership--anyone have info on if this would be the right way to go--or if a stat is a stat as long as it's BMW part
Last edited by poolman; 12-08-2012 at 08:00 AM.