Just picked up my new Z4 3.0 last Tuesday. Absolutely love the car. My question however is this. The engine temperature guage seems funky. When starting up cold, the guage reads slightly high, just above the green, dead cold square. Ambient temperature about 75F. Within 30 seconds of driving it rises quickly to operating temperature, with the needle sticking up dead center and never moves a hair no matter the driving conditions. Shutting down and letting the car sit for 2+ hours, at startup the guage is still at operating temperature and hasn't budged. Only sitting over night do i notice any change. A friend with a 318i says this is normal for BMW's.
Is he insane or is this normal in your experience. I have an appointment with the service center for Friday. Am I wasting my time? Just that I think it's odd to have a temperature gauge that doesn't tell you what the actual the temperature is and have this called normal.
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2003 Titanium Silver Z4 Roadster 3.0i SMG
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