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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:00 PM
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Today, me and a friend with an M3 decided to go out on a nice drive up the mountains to try out the twists. However, I have never had my oil temperature go up close to 250 degrees Fahrenheit before. Can one expect the oil temperature to climb up a little higher when tracking the car or doing some spirited runs up a mountain?


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I would start checking out your cooling fan. Since we do not have a coolant temp gauge, the oil temp will spike when the engine runs hot. When the cooling fan starts to fail, it will work for a while when cold. After that, it stops working at all. When the oil temp starts to climb, stop & check to see if the cooling fan is working.

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:09 PM
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I would start checking out your cooling fan. Since we do not have a coolant temp gauge, the oil temp will spike when the engine runs hot. When the cooling fan starts to fail, it will work for a while when cold. After that, it stops working at all. When the oil temp starts to climb, stop & check to see if the cooling fan is working.

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I noticed that the temperature dropped as soon as we went downhill. So, it is not normal for the temperature to be near 250 degrees Fahrenheit, right? Also, do you know where the cooling fan is located? Thanks HerbP.


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The oil temp will drop driving down the highway. When you stop with no air movement, the engine temp starts to rise. The coolant fan is located directly in front of the engine, in front of the belts. I would say any temps above to 230F, I would start getting concerned.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:39 PM
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The oil temp will drop driving down the highway. When you stop with no air movement, the engine temp starts to rise. The coolant fan is located directly in front of the engine, in front of the belts. I would say any temps above to 230F, I would start getting concerned.
Thanks HerbP. Will have to take a look at that.


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Mine typically runs between 220 and 230 with the AC on a mixed city/hwy commute. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets higher with spirited driving uphill. Should I be concerned too?
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My oil temp stays rock solid @ 230F under normal driving conditions but at the track or during hard driving in the mountains I have seen oil temps rise to over 300F.

The owners manual says the following about oil temps:
During normal operation, the engine oil temperature is between approx 160F and approx 340F. If the engine oil temperature is too high, a message is displayed on the Control Display.

So you should be fine as long as you don't go past the far end of the oil temp scale. But I would personally slow down long before I peg that gauge.
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My oil temp stays rock solid @ 230***176;F under normal driving conditions but at the track or during hard driving in the mountains I have seen oil temps rise to over 300***176;F.

The owners manual says the following about oil temps:
During normal operation, the engine oil temperature is between approx 160***176;F and approx 340***176;F. If the engine oil temperature is too high, a message is displayed on the Control Display.

So you should be fine as long as you don't go past the far end of the oil temp scale. But I would personally slow down long before I peg that gauge.
Thanks for your experience Yorgi! I was hoping that a slight raise in temperature was to be expected as it was 95 degrees Fahrenheit today.


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Mine has been at the near mid mark, drove it 500+ miles at a stretch over 2 days never had issues. Most cars op at 220- 260F as a norm from what mechanics tell me. Now if you needle is way past mid way then I would be concerned.
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Mine has been at the near mid mark, drove it 500+ miles at a stretch over 2 days never had issues. Most cars op at 220- 260F as a norm from what mechanics tell me. Now if you needle is way past mid way then I would be concerned.
I drove the 650i today and the oil temperature stayed around 210-220 degrees Fahrenheit. That day that I was driving spirited in the mountains, the oil temperature was 230-240 degrees Fahrenheit. Outside temperatures for that day in the mountains were in the mid-90s and today was about 95 degrees Fahrenheit.


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