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Old 07-15-2009, 12:03 PM
russkcpa russkcpa is offline
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Mein Auto: 1981 320i
Thermostat

My 1981 E21 began to overheat while on a trip.
I noticed the hose below the thermostat was cold which, as I recall indicated a stuck thermostat
In an emergency step I bypassed the thermostat (by basically jamming it open)
Car ran fine after
Replaced thermostat with 80 degree and it is running hot again
Did I miss something here ?
Thanks
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:55 PM
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Solved problem-air in system
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:21 PM
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Please put in a 71 degree thermostat.

Please install a 71 degree thermostat. It's the only way!!!!
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:17 PM
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Solved problem-air in system . That is a not so nice "thang"... but easily fixed. Good job.
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