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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 03-14-2014, 01:49 AM
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1990 325i overheating problem

Hey guys. I have a 325i e30 that recently started getting hot. It never gets to the red but it goes to about 3/4 of the way up and stays there. But when I give it gas or accelerate it cools down. I replaced fluid and thermostat. Any ideas what could it be?


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Old 03-14-2014, 03:38 AM
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My guess is a slipping fan clutch.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:54 AM
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:44 PM
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Water pump is new and thermostat


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fan clutch or a restriction in the cooling system


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Fan clutch. Get and install a Sachs or Beru unit ASAP, before you cause further damage

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Old 03-18-2014, 05:16 AM
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I'm with everyone else the fan clutch is bad or not working right, for the OP , go out and try and spin the fan if it feels at all loose it's bad I don't know where you live so I don't know what the weather is like there now, but a fan clutch also needs heat to work well since it's uses a silicone gel to tighten it's self up, the other thing to check is the drive belt tension ,it could be that at a slower speed your not engaging the clutch because the belt is slipping .
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