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Old 02-18-2012, 10:34 AM
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E36 m3 overheating

I want to buy a 95' m3 from this guy. He said that when the car sits, it slowly heats up. He said that a shop just put in a new Mishimoto radiator & new hoses, new water pump, thermostat, belts and one pulley, fan & fan clutch, AFE CAI & new boot, thermostat housing, and a new head gasket kit... what could be the problem??? Thanks!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:01 PM
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It could be the temperature sensor that is bad...
Slowly heats up? up to where? the red area?
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:06 PM
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I want to buy a 95' m3 from this guy. He said that when the car sits, it slowly heats up. He said that a shop just put in a new Mishimoto radiator & new hoses, new water pump, thermostat, belts and one pulley, fan & fan clutch, AFE CAI & new boot, thermostat housing, and a new head gasket kit... what could be the problem??? Thanks!!
If it isn't a sensor then you probably have a cracked head.....i'd be really careful on that deal!
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:18 AM
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The guy said he never lets it get over the half way mark.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:17 PM
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Whatever the problem is, don't buy this car without taking it to an Indy shop for a PPI. Mention this issue to them.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:23 AM
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whatever the problem is, don't buy this car without taking it to an indy shop for a ppi. Mention this issue to them.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:24 AM
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If it isn't a sensor then you probably have a cracked head.....i'd be really careful on that deal!
Or a warped head
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:48 AM
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Outta curiosity what's he trying to ask for $ wise?
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:44 AM
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:56 PM
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That's kinda high for an overheating M3 IMO
Always be suspicious if they changed the head gasket

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