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Old 04-16-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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E46 M3 engine bay heat

It appears to me that the engine bay in my m3 gets warm really fast. I know it's normal but can't that cause heat soke? Searched around a little bit to see if anyone did anything to cool the engine bay down but didnt really find anything. If anybody has any input that would be great! Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:04 PM   #2
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Check your engine oil temp in the OBC and see if it is normal (it probably is). (OBC Test 7.0) If it is normal - you are fine.
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It appears to me that the engine bay in my m3 gets warm really fast. I know it's normal but can't that cause heat soke? Searched around a little bit to see if anyone did anything to cool the engine bay down but didnt really find anything. If anybody has any input that would be great! Thanks!
Engines get hot. Something about the explosions that happen inside of them.
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Check your engine oil temp in the OBC and see if it is normal (it probably is). (OBC Test 7.0) If it is normal - you are fine.
Will do. Was just wondering if other people took some stuff out to make it cooler. Thanks.!
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Engines get hot. Something about the explosions that happen inside of them.
Damn would've never guessed
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also just watch your oil temp gauge. i'm sure it's fine. as for "heat soak", if you're talking about your intake..stock gets it's air from outside the engine compartment.
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Will do. Was just wondering if other people took some stuff out to make it cooler. Thanks.!

There is nothing you can take out.
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also just watch your oil temp gauge. i'm sure it's fine. as for "heat soak", if you're talking about your intake..stock gets it's air from outside the engine compartment.
Thanks for the info!
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if you want you can do this to lower your temp.

got these parts from aa in florida
11531417215 Thermostat 55 Deg
11521719269S Sport Fan Clutch (3 holes)

also you can put in your car engine ice it is like a anti-freeze. that lowers your engine block temp it is good for a good 20 to 30 degree he really helps
I had the same trouble like you my car used to run hot when I ram my a.c and when it got into the ninties in new York...
these things really help my m3 deal with running hot....

though I would mention this to you to give you a option
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