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Old 12-17-2012, 03:29 PM   #38
Brissyjohn
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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My Ride: 2003 325ti
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Originally Posted by DeclanM3 View Post
Considering I've got full coolant and the water pump hasn't shown signs of failure / wouldn't generally stop working intermittently the thermostat seems to be the next logical step for me.
Is your car an auto? If so, have a look here too http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=960980.

I'm more inclined to go with intermittent electric fan operation - dodgy connector or something - especially if the problem occurred at low speed on a long climb at high ambient temps. The electric fan is designed to kick in when there isn't enough cooling air flow from forward speed or the engine driven fan (if fitted).

Anyway, time will tell. Good luck with the fix. A visit to RX Automotive may be helpful.
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