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    pest
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    Default E34 temp gauge being weird. Help?!!

    After being stuck in very slow, heavy traffic for an hour (South Mimms, 30th
    July, overturned lorry? Grrrr.) my E34 temp shot up to just under red. Got
    it to side of motorway and let it cool down. Seemed ok.
    However, temp gauge started dropping to cold then back up again repeatedly.
    Got to where I was heading and checked coolant level but no problem there.

    Came back to it a few hours later and temp gauge just didnt seem to work at
    first then went up to normal (half way) then down again. More importantly,
    it wont blow hot air any more through the vents, just under the ashtray?!!?

    Thermostat?
    Temp sender?
    Any ideas?

    Cheers all.





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    Din
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    Default Re: E34 temp gauge being weird. Help?!!

    http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Mainte...Capacitors.htm

    read artical on this link above and i think this will solve your problem,it
    seams that your problem is comon problem on many BMW E34,E30 model's...

    hope I helped you..



    "pest" <s.dt@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:K9qri.5880$6z6.5259@newsfe1-gui.ntli.net...
    > After being stuck in very slow, heavy traffic for an hour (South Mimms,
    > 30th July, overturned lorry? Grrrr.) my E34 temp shot up to just under
    > red. Got it to side of motorway and let it cool down. Seemed ok.
    > However, temp gauge started dropping to cold then back up again
    > repeatedly. Got to where I was heading and checked coolant level but no
    > problem there.
    >
    > Came back to it a few hours later and temp gauge just didnt seem to work
    > at first then went up to normal (half way) then down again. More
    > importantly, it wont blow hot air any more through the vents, just under
    > the ashtray?!!?
    >
    > Thermostat?
    > Temp sender?
    > Any ideas?
    >
    > Cheers all.
    >
    >



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    pest
    Guest

    Default Re: E34 temp gauge being weird. Help?!!

    Thanks.
    Dosen't seem to be a gauge related issue but more of a bleed problem. Am
    going to change the thermostat at the same time as its quite cheap.

    Cheers.

    "Din" <aries.pikol@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:f8llll$lln$1@ss408.t-com.hr...
    > http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Mainte...Capacitors.htm
    >
    > read artical on this link above and i think this will solve your
    > problem,it seams that your problem is comon problem on many BMW E34,E30
    > model's...
    >
    > hope I helped you..
    >
    >
    >
    > "pest" <s.dt@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:K9qri.5880$6z6.5259@newsfe1-gui.ntli.net...
    >> After being stuck in very slow, heavy traffic for an hour (South Mimms,
    >> 30th July, overturned lorry? Grrrr.) my E34 temp shot up to just under
    >> red. Got it to side of motorway and let it cool down. Seemed ok.
    >> However, temp gauge started dropping to cold then back up again
    >> repeatedly. Got to where I was heading and checked coolant level but no
    >> problem there.
    >>
    >> Came back to it a few hours later and temp gauge just didnt seem to work
    >> at first then went up to normal (half way) then down again. More
    >> importantly, it wont blow hot air any more through the vents, just under
    >> the ashtray?!!?
    >>
    >> Thermostat?
    >> Temp sender?
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Cheers all.
    >>
    >>

    >




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