Sorry for what happened -
I can't help but think
- revving it highish for a while
- climbing uphill mountains
- full full full blast aircon (with the windows open ?! You know opening the windows with aircon makes the Ac continuously work harder and puts more load)
- a very hot day
All contributed to your high engine temps.
The e46 manual even says temps between blue and red are normal.
BUT I still think something is off - perhaps water pump ? (don't thermostats usually get stuck in open position)?
Good luck with the diagnosis!
2002 e46 325ci Manual - Sport & Premium Pkg
Last edited by KOpower; 12-18-2012 at 06:38 PM.