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Old 01-16-2015, 04:38 PM
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X5 4.6is New Water Pump, Temp Gauge Not Working

I am looking at 2003 4.6is X5, I spoke to the previous owner and he stated that just before he traded the vehicle, he had a new water pump installed.. when I test drove the X5, the oil temp gauge worked, sat at around 190 or so degrees, but the water gauge never moved off of cold! Is this just needing a new sending unit for the water temp or is it the gauge it self?
I do know that the vehicle will need the pixel strip replaced as well. Vehicle has 122xxx miles on it. There are some other things that will need to be done to it.. like gaskets, needs a down button for the heat temp on the cabin A/C - Heat controller.

I need to learn more about the phone that is in it. And I am sure there are other things that I will need to learn about this vehicle. I am retired so it would keep me busy I guess..

I am not worried about the mileage, I drive about 6500 miles a year.

But what I am concerned about right now is the water temp gauge on the dash with the needle not moving at all.. I have been doing some searches, but I am not coming up with much about this subject.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:16 PM
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any one know what is up with the temp gauge?
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:42 AM
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Never mind, will not be getting that vehicle it looks like.,
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