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    For the past 2 days the temperature gauge is not

    going up to 12'oclock position as always did and stay there. For the couple of days the temp as been around 22F and the gauge gets about 11'oclock after driving for while...is that normal or something is starting to go bad.. Like the thermostat?

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    Generally a stuck-open t-stat will do that...

    but, you should post the car's year-model-mileage to help with an accurate response. Some models/years have electronically controlled t-stats, and symptoms may vary.

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    2001 530i SP


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    Same thing happened to me last week when (m)

    it was near 10F. Temp gauge only went to 11 o'clock or so. Had new thermostat & housing installed and all is well, not to mention MPG increased too:)


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    My M5...

    ...('00, 11/99 build date) does that. In Aug. and Sept. it seemed to take awhile (longer than my '97 528) to get to the 12 o'clock position, if at all. But now that it's cold the needle seems to go only as far as, I would say, between 11 and 12 but closer to 11 o'clock. The oil temp guage seems to stay around the dot between 100 and 210 degrees. The car heats up as quickly as the 528 and I don't get any codes. Would this be indicative of a stuck therm. for the M5?

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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    [email protected] coolant temp in the OBD cluster display(m

    When my temp wouldn't reach the 12 o'clock position a few years ago the OBD temp display showed ~70C. This was just after I put the Zionsville radiator in. I found a small piece of aluminum stuck in the t-stat keeping it open. Zionsville said it wasn't from their radiator but it sure looked like it was. I bought a new t-stat before I took the old one out not knowing it was the aluminum causing the problem. The temp went back to normal.

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    Re: [email protected] coolant temp in the OBD cluster display(m

    Ok. I'll try that and see what the OBC says and go from there. Thank you.

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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    OOPS! OBD. I got it.

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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