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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:13 AM
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Temperature Guage

Been driving BMW's for several years and have noticed that the temperature gauge is usually rock solid and doesn't move once it warms up. The new X3 seems to be be all over the place. I think my thermostat is sticking. What's the gauge on your X3 read when warmed up and how quick does it get warmed up. I was driving mine this morning and after 15 minutes of driving it was still at 140......
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:05 AM
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You may be thinking that the gauge is for coolant temperature. It's not. It's an oil temp. gauge; and unlike many gauges, it has a suppressed zero and no attenuation software, so it's showing actual oil temp, which varies with the kind of driving you do and the outside temperature.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:14 AM
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Thanks for the info. I was concerned since it only has 200 miles on it......
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Yup, its an oil temp gauge. Not a coolant gauge like in most other cars.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:32 AM
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Isn't there a little icon of an oil can on the gauge? In my wife's audi the oil temp gauge is clearly marked as such.
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Isn't there a little icon of an oil can on the gauge? In my wife's audi the oil temp gauge is clearly marked as such.
Yes, there is.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:11 PM
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It looks like it could be a watering can. But it's not.
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It looks like it could be a watering can. But it's not.
You're right, it's not a watering can, it's actually a symbol for a magic genie lamp. If the gauge reaches full scale (340 deg. F.) a genie appears and grants you three choices of where you want the remains of your rod bearings to be buried.
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You're right, it's not a watering can, it's actually a symbol for a magic genie lamp. If the gauge reaches full scale (340 deg. F.) a genie appears and grants you three choices of where you want the remains of your rod bearings to be buried.


You're on a roll today.
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