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Old 01-10-2014, 05:38 PM
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Hi,

I have a BMW 323I 2007. I was driving on the highway and a yellow sign of overheating turned on and it quickly turned into the red overheating sign. I lost power and couldn't accelerate. I parked the car and checked the coolant.there was coolant already. I waited a little bit and turned my car on. drove back to my work(wasn't far) and when i parked, heard the engine or the fan was making alot of noise. after work, i only turned the car on to see if there's a strange noise, but everything seems to be fine, the engine had no sound. i towed the car but i'm waiting till monday because everything was already closed. Also, i tried the heater and it wasnt working...did someone had the same thing? did my car had alot of damage?

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Old 01-10-2014, 06:27 PM
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Its never good when the coolant light comes on, especially when it goes to red. good that you pulled over and stopped. I hope it was within a few seconds of the red light. the potential for damage to the motor rises as the seconds tick by....

The fans come on like that when the car is in stop and go traffic to keep the motor cool....or when its overheating.

2 things: it was very very cold when you started your car and you got on the highway soon therafter.....your coolant may have been near frozen and was not circulating properly causing the engine to overheat....once the warmth got to the rest of the cooling system, it was able to circulate again...relieving the problem.

the other thing it could be is the water pump. ....The fact that the heater is not working properly is due to the fact that the coolant is now low (or was low to begin with) and there is not enough fluid to reach the heater core.

If it was towed, Im assuming its at a mechanic or dealer?


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Old 01-10-2014, 06:34 PM
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Its never good when the coolant light comes on, especially when it goes to red. good that you pulled over and stopped. I hope it was within a few seconds of the red light. the potential for damage to the motor rises as the seconds tick by....

The fans come on like that when the car is in stop and go traffic to keep the motor cool....or when its overheating.

2 things: it was very very cold when you started your car and you got on the highway soon therafter.....your coolant may have been near frozen and was not circulating properly causing the engine to overheat....once the warmth got to the rest of the cooling system, it was able to circulate again...relieving the problem.

the other thing it could be is the water pump. ....The fact that the heater is not working properly is due to the fact that the coolant is now low (or was low to begin with) and there is not enough fluid to reach the heater core.

If it was towed, Im assuming its at a mechanic or dealer?


JP
Thank you for the reply, it took almost 3 minutes to get out of the highway with the red sign on. i towed it to the mechanic but not opened till monday. Im a llittle nurvous about it because i drove with the red sign on(hope i did not break the engine). when i started the car after everything hapened, the engine wasnt making any weird noise...hope i did not break something. when the red sign was on, i could not accelerate. i was going 70 km and then it dropped to 20 km once the red sign was on.

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Hi,

I have a BMW 323I 2007. I was driving on the highway and a yellow sign of overheating turned on and it quickly turned into the red overheating sign. I lost power and couldn't accelerate. I parked the car and checked the coolant.there was coolant already. I waited a little bit and turned my car on. drove back to my work(wasn't far) and when i parked, heard the engine or the fan was making alot of noise. after work, i only turned the car on to see if there's a strange noise, but everything seems to be fine, the engine had no sound. i towed the car but i'm waiting till monday because everything was already closed. Also, i tried the heater and it wasnt working...did someone had the same thing? did my car had alot of damage?

Why does this sound familiar? Ummmm....was the weather cold?

Hard to say if damaged, from the other end of an Internet post.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:45 PM
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Why does this sound familiar? Ummmm....was the weather cold?

Hard to say if damaged, from the other end of an Internet post.
yes, the weatger is cold
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:10 AM
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I have a 2007 335i. Same problem a month ago. Towed to a very good local BMW mechanic. Turns out it was the water pump. They typically quit around 60k miles. And, they are electric, not belt driven. Cost me about $1200 to get it replaced. Good luck.


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You need a water pump. Guaranteed.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:47 AM
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You need a water pump. Guaranteed.
yes!i got it checked and i need a water pump. He said it should cost me a total of 1000$ .

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