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Old 08-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #29
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: orlando
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My Ride: 2000 323i
hey Dmax ... Ive read tons of threads in here until my eyeballs pooped out almost literally and i always see your name and your responses are the most helpful. I was trying to see if you could give me any insight on why baby is overheating...(2000 bmw 323i 4dr m52)

water pump failed on highway two weeks ago, as soon as temp gauge on cluster spiked i pulled off highway and parked at 7/11.
got car towed to my house.

work done since (DIY)
*new water pump
*new thermostat and housing
*new fan clutch
*used BMW "blue" coolant
*bled per YOUR method
(also replaced valve cover gasket as it had a leak and new plugs and lubro moly oil)

here's the problem the car still overheats then the next day when i went to move it from driveway to my garage it started in limp mode.

I pulled off the throttle body and cleaned it and i was running good (limp wise) took for a test drive and still overheated and limp mode is now intermitent.

I am totally at my wits end and am hoping you can give me insight towards the overheat and limp mode issue and if you know if the over heating would cause limp mode.

any ifo you can pass along would be great



also no oil in my water/ no water in oil and no smoke from exhaust!
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