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Old 12-13-2012, 09:20 AM   #41
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So did bleeding fix this?? My car is doing the exact same thing. Sure doesn't seem like an actual temperature issue. The gauge spikes high right from the blue mark, then as soon as you cycle the key it drops right back down to where it was before the spike.

I have already checked my coolant level and it is perfect. And this problem only started happening since it got cold here(below -20C)
Rebleed with distilled water first.
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Its the cheapest, and often the likely culprit.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #42
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Lack of bleeding implies air in the system, which IS an actual overheating issue. Such airpockets can cause localized damage to the engine. A sensor failing is not an actual overheating issue. Why don't you plug a BMW scanner on your car and see if the sensor has failed?
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #43
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I did, i replaced the whole cooling system just 2,000 miles before he purchased the car. He is posting because we have no idea what else it could be. Im thinking dirty contacts but I could be wrong.
Classic. Maybe you should replace it all again just in case.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #44
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Classic. Maybe you should replace it all again just in case.
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If you read later in the thread it was discovered that the entire cooling system was not replaced...most of it yes, but all of it, no.

I would like to also mention that people are describing the symptoms manifesting with the onset of cold temperatures.
I am going to rephrase that as:
The symptoms are manifesting when the owners are turning on the heat.

You can have air in the system, and potentially, never know about it, until you finally need to turn on the heat.

I just thought I would throw that out there.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #45
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Ray,
If you read later in the thread it was discovered that the entire cooling system was not replaced...most of it yes, but all of it, no.

I would like to also mention that people are describing the symptoms manifesting with the onset of cold temperatures.
I am going to rephrase that as:
The symptoms are manifesting when the owners are turning on the heat.

You can have air in the system, and potentially, never know about it, until you finally need to turn on the heat.

I just thought I would throw that out there.
Thanks for the feedback but you must have noticed an air of sarcasm in my posting. I know. I normally resist the need to respond. It was more a comment on the "replace everything" philsophy. Not for the first time I admit.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:34 PM   #46
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no i just added 50 50 mix and am going to see if it hit the ground here in a min my fluid is going some were and i just bleed the system so could be air bubble
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:59 PM   #47
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I would like to also mention that people are describing the symptoms manifesting with the onset of cold temperatures.
I am going to rephrase that as:
The symptoms are manifesting when the owners are turning on the heat.
That would be an incorrect observation, at least in my situation. I have been using my heat steady on full since I bought the car, it is only manifesting now that the temp is REALLY cold. Which would point more towards some sort of electrical contact/sensor issue.

I will bleed my system just for the hell of it anyway, it can't hurt anything.

Majestic- make sure you post back if you solve your problem, but I'm guessing we have different issues if you are loosing coolant.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:18 PM   #48
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k it was lil low and some fluid on the ground so i topped it off and it never overheated weird i have no idea what its going
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #49
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so im not sure what heat sensor to get guys or if i should get one
maybe its just the cold
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k so now i have new issue with my 01 330 ci its throwing code on and off but when i put comp up to it it says no code and now it idles really bad and cuts out whole time i am on the gas any ideas last time i fixed the coolant prob with a thermostat and new crank sensor was needed car was ruining like a dream tell now
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:21 AM   #51
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k so now i have new issue with my 01 330 ci its throwing code on and off but when i put comp up to it it says no code and now it idles really bad and cuts out whole time i am on the gas any ideas last time i fixed the coolant prob with a thermostat and new crank sensor was needed car was ruining like a dream tell now
Have you done everything in my sig engine related? JFOJ, cooling, etc?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:48 AM   #52
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so im not sure what heat sensor to get guys or if i should get one
maybe its just the cold
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for the one that goes to the gauge. number 3 but that's for 323i, it's probly the same for the 330 but make sure you look for your model to confirm then go to autohausaz it like 9 bucks or autozone has it for like $16.
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k so now i have new issue with my 01 330 ci its throwing code on and off but when i put comp up to it it says no code and now it idles really bad and cuts out whole time i am on the gas any ideas last time i fixed the coolant prob with a thermostat and new crank sensor was needed car was ruining like a dream tell now
This could be a lot of things. Could be a large air leak in the intake system as Mango mentioned. Fuel pump going bad, spark. It's throwing a check engine light but no code comes up? Are you showing 1/4 tank or lower on your fuel gauge?
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ya no code and im at half tank on fuel gauge
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Then I would check for cracked vacuum hose, cracks in intake boot, maf. Then I would start looking at fueling/spark/compression. If the check engine light flashes on and off and doesn't throw a code, this would also lead me to think there might be an issue with your ecu or an electrical issue.
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no its a camshaft sensor it finely read a code thanks now just got to figure if its the intake or the exhaust i am leaning towards intake
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ok update on my 01 330ci any ideas on this i replaced both sensors camshaft position sensors exhaust and intake of course those went away now its reading a p1345 cod misfire cylinder 2 with fuel cut-off please any ideas would be helpful i been chasing this prob for while now just ready to have it resolved thank you
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