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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 11-06-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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Thermosat failed!! 2000 323ci

So I'm looking at a car for sale. Seller says the car heats up after 20min city running. He says a mechanic stopped by and said that the thermostat had failed.

Any idea how much a repair of that nature will cost? Any information/ advice is helpful

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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On a car that age with unknown maintenance history, I would HIGHLY recommend a complete cooling system overhaul. Could be looking in the neighborhood of $1500 or more if paying someone to do a complete overhaul.

Not that I recommend it but for just a thermostat, the thermostat is ~ $75 and I could replace it and then top off and bleed the cooling system in less than an hour so figure a couple of hours for shop labor plus parts... maybe $300?
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