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  1. General BMW Questions
    Hello, looking for some help with diagnosing the problem. I have a 2009 528i x drive just hit 120,000 miles I bought it with 115,000 about 4 months ago. I've had no problems since purchasing until the other day on my way to work a message popped up on my screen saying "Engine Temperature"...
  2. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    So the story is, I had a leaking exhaust flange and thought to my self why not get a cutback system instead of spending money on the OEM exhaust, so got a quote for £550, went to the exhaust shop where they told me that they will fix the leaking flange for £150 and will do a mid back section for...
  3. General BMW Questions
    Hey guys, I have a 2000 BMW 323i with a bad coolant leak right behind the thermostat at the top of motor. Can see to good without removing a lot of things. I really need some help with this guys does anybody know what this. I believe it's on an aluminum part of motor. Really, Really need answers...
  4. X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2014 BMW X1 Sdrive. I purchased about a month ago, it had a great service record... always serviced at the dealership on time. So everything appeared great, until I was driving up to Park City, Utah. The car over heated I pulled over and had it taken back to my house. It pulled the code...
  5. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I purchased my 1990 535i about a month ago and everything was fine until yesterday when I noticed it was overheating.The thermostat cover was leaking and after taking it off we find that there was no thermostat there. We put in a new one in and it wouldn't circulate the coolant and kept getting...
  6. F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hi Everyone, I am new to the forum and also a 4 month old owner of a 2012 535ix. I am reaching out for help about an issue I am having with my BMW. I am getting the following messages: 1.) Engine bay compartment is hot. 2.) Engine is overheating, please stop engine. So, I have done the...
  7. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Ok let me get right to it. I want to build an E36 drift car, preferably a 328is. It will be my first drift car, so I'm not concerned about aesthetics or title status. I want to fabricate all of my own suspension, braces, etc..., so what I'm looking for is one that's all stock with a solid...
  8. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Got the dreaded overheat light driving to work. First the drive moderate followed quickly by the turn off the engine / overheated light. No warm air coming out of vents so figured it was low on coolant or stuck thermostat. Added about a quart of coolant but problem remained. Tried the auto...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    My wifes 2006 bmw 330 ci is overheating very quickly when it is driven. I can go about 2 or 3 miles to red line hot. It will go from cold to center (normal) in the first mile. Then stay on normal for a mile, then go up to the red zone in a matter of seconds. I may go from mile 2.5 to 2.7 and it...
  10. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Ok I know overheating is a big issue with the 2003, 3series 325I, and have read it all. I have replaced, radiator and expansion tank, water pump, the lower hose with the Coolant sensor, the thermostat, radiator cap, new fan clutch and fan I have ordered all new O-rings for the hoses...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I am brand new to both BMW's and this forum. I have been lurking for 2 weeks (that is how long I have owned my car) reading all that I can. I have learned a lot, and done some minor grades to the cosmetics of the car, but now I have a maintenance issue that has me baffled. After I purchased the...
  12. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hello, I apologize if I am not posting this in the correct area and I apologize for being long winded. I replaced the heater core in my BMW after it sat for 5 years and it continues to overheat within 10 minutes. I replaced the thermostat and the plastic bleeder screw. The only thing odd about...
  13. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hey Guys, After about 6 months of a lot of reading on these forums, I finally decided to join and ask a question. Sorry for the lengthy post. About 2 weeks ago i was driving to uni eating, and didn't notice my temp guage in the red, as soon as i did i pulled over and shut her down, and got her...
  14. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    My 2008 550i just hit 103k and last month my "Low Coolant" light came on, i topped of the coolant which was about 1/6 of a gallon low. After a local shop replaced my Brake pads and rotors (and break sensor) I took my car to the dealership because the I could not reset my "Brake Pad" service...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I recently replaced the radiator in my 1998 e39 as it had a crack in it and was over heating. I got help installing the new one and put all the plugs, screws and clips (2 of each to fit the shroud fan in place), fan shroud and over flow bottle back in their places. I found that my radiator was...
  16. X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I have a 2002 BMW X5 44i v8 for the last two days I turn the key half way and my temp gauge go strait to hot the car is not even started. when I start it fire's right away but as soon as the temp go's in the red it turns it self off. There is no siting at idle it just start right up then...
  17. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I own a 1997 528i it has 99500 miles on it. Every winter sine I have owned it, something seems to go wrong with it. This year after a huge snow fall, then next day it was -14F outside. I let the car warm up before I drove it the 10 min. to work. Before I went to work I decided to get gas first...
  18. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey there everyone, I am new to this forum and I always know I can rely on this website therefore I joined. I have a 2007 525i with almost 90K miles, about 2 weeks ago I noticed that sometimes when I would turn my car off the "angel eyes" would not turn off and the air would keep blowing inside...
  19. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I have a 2000 528i and I am currently in an overheating nightmare. First off, i know little about working on cars. I can fix things, if I know the problem. Its the troubleshooting that I have no idea over. I do have a mechanic that I rely on, and he has done all the work on this car, since I...
  20. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey everyone--weird issue with my water pump..wondering if anyone has had experience with this issue.. --Car overheats, no heat in the cabin of the car. Replaced the thermostat and the sensors, no dice, still overheats. --My mechanic friend told me now he knows the pump is not kicking on, but...
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