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Old 05-23-2011, 05:19 PM
agent4573 agent4573 is offline
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Overheating, can you tell me why?

I just bought an 82 320i with 132k miles on it. Changed the oil and radiator fluid when I got it home. Its about 65 outside, and when I go about 65 the temp gauge creeps up close to the red. When I'm around town or idling, it sits right in the middle of the gauge. The manual says the temp may creep up under high load, but I was wondering if this was normal or if there was a way to keep the temp down? I live in the Mojave desert so the car has to deal with 120 degree days this summer with the A/C on. Right now its having a hard time making the 30 minute drive to work and its not even close to hot outside.
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