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Old 11-18-2012, 11:21 PM   #10
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I think your car should typicall run between 200-205F.

The thermostat has an electric heater in it to open the thermostat earlier under hard driving conditions, it could open it as early as 175F as I recall, but I think the E46 typical temp is more in the 200F range??

The E46 is the wife's so I do not drive it as often, so I cannot say for sure at the moment what "normal" temps is.
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