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Old 10-26-2019, 03:36 PM
MikeMcD MikeMcD is offline
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Overheat problem

Hi my name is Mike I have a 1999 328i that is overheating. I have replaced the thermostat for the engine and transmission also the radiator and upper hose. There is no more leaks but it still overheats. It has green antifreeze in it. Is bmw coolant a must and could this be a sensor. I'm not sure where to go from here. Please help!!!
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Old 10-26-2019, 06:25 PM
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Hi my name is Mike I have a 1999 328i that is overheating. I have replaced the thermostat for the engine and transmission also the radiator and upper hose. There is no more leaks but it still overheats. It has green antifreeze in it. Is bmw coolant a must and could this be a sensor. I'm not sure where to go from here. Please help!!!


You would be best to post this in the E36 section. You need to scan it with a BMW scanner to check for codes. You may also have a hidden menu to access engine temperature to see if it is really overheating. Green coolant is fine. Hopefully itís not super old coolant. Is your coolant level good?


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Old 10-27-2019, 02:21 PM
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Scanning is great advice. I would add to buy a cheap infared temp thermometer . Amazon or harbor freight .. whatever. Then if your getting a reading you can look at the actual engine temp and the radiator and know for sure its not just an odd code..
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