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Old 04-17-2013, 08:52 PM
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Red Temp Light/Overheating

Today I came to a stoplight and the yellow temp light came on followed by the red light before the stoplight changed. I losses all power in the pedal and had to push the car through the intersection. I popped the hood and found nothing that appeared to be leaking except where coolant/fluid had came out of the purge valve area. A small puddle had accumulated under the car about 5in big. I let car cool and checked the fluid and it appeared good. I started my trip again and about 3 miles later the same thing again. At the first stop I noticed the fan would not kick on. At the final stop I noticed the fan come on and blow really high and loud but it wouldn't cool the engine. I had it towed home. This came with no indication. I just bought the car 4 weeks ago. I don't know anything about the E92. I come traded my 01 E46 for it. I NEED advice.

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:55 PM
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Tow it to your mechanic & expect to have the water pump replaced. If that's the culprit, might as well replace the thermostat.

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:35 PM
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Either water pump or thermostat
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:06 PM
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Either water pump or thermostat
...or electric radiator fan or blown head gasket or low coolant level or faulty sensor/switch/relay/fuse. Simple.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:16 AM
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...or electric radiator fan or blown head gasket or low coolant level or faulty sensor/switch/relay/fuse. Simple.

There you go again.

What are you trying to say?

I think: He may be overheating. But why? Yes. It is far from cut and dried.

One tried and true method of trouble-shooting is to read trouble codes stored in your car's computer memory. Ooooooh yes, that is a technical procedure! Fortunately, there is one company providing answers:" Bavarian Technic. With this little gem, one can reveal all that is known of the issue, and give direction to your repair.

If you do not wish to DIY, take it to a BMW Indy who has this tool. Good luck! And post the result here!
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:47 AM
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There you go again.

What are you trying to say?

I think: He may be overheating. But why? Yes. It is far from cut and dried.

One tried and true method of trouble-shooting is to read trouble codes stored in your car's computer memory. Ooooooh yes, that is a technical procedure! Fortunately, there is one company providing answers:" Bavarian Technic. With this little gem, one can reveal all that is known of the issue, and give direction to your repair.

If you do not wish to DIY, take it to a BMW Indy who has this tool. Good luck! And post the result here!
Sooooo, who has one I can use haha

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:21 AM
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what are the chances that the expansion tank being bad?
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:30 PM
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It is the water pump. Indy gave me an estimate of $1057 parts and labor. Thermostat included. And i got a free diag!!
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Congrats on finding the problem... What year and mileage is your car?
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:43 AM
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The BMW dealer diag for free if you repair your car with them
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:37 PM
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Got the diagnosis from one indy who quoted me 1250 and took it to another to get fixed for 1057 haha. Its an 07 328i coupe with 81k miles

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Dealer charged me 1200 and its warrantied for 2 years.

As you have had it fixed I hope it works good for years to come.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:40 AM
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Did you use AAA for the tow? How did you take it to another Indi (drive on limp or tow the 2nd time)?
Is there a list of reasonable repair prices somewhere on the net for BMW that we can expect? $150 more from the dealership isn't that bad if you can get a loaner car plus the 2 year warranty.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:15 PM
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I used roadside assistance through geico to have it towed home. I only live a mile from the mech I took it to so I just drove it there on a cold engine. It don't go into limp mode until the engine is a the point of overheating. I have a 2 year warranty through the indy as well.

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