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Old 11-08-2007, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2001 X5. My engine temperature gage shot all the way up in about 5 minutes in 30 degree weather... Whats that all about? Im thinking antifreeze/engine coolant, what do you think
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Yep, check coolant level and maybe even water pump.
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Ok. Im going to look into that today. In addition, I put only the highest quality gas, but I was recently told that the second to highest is just fine... Is this true?
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Check your coolant. Do not drive on high engine temperatures as it can and will warp the block making your engine useless.
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When I noticed that the gauge was all the way in the red, I was already parking at work. The coolant light was not on, so I figured it may be an electrical issue. I then turned the engine off and then started it up again, and the guage returned to normal/warm. In addition, I didn't smell anything, but what do you think? Im going to the shop directly after work, but I value your opinion. Moreover, my camshaft position sensor is acting up and I just received the part but I have not installed it yet. Could that be related? the error code did refer to the circuit. let me know, thanks.
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Thanks again. I addressed it and it was due to the very low coolant level.
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Glad to hear it wasn't anything more serious
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I just received a new camshaft position sensor for my 2001 3.0 X5. Can anyone forward a diagram of where and how to get to it. If possible please do. Its the intake not the exhaust. Preditta420@yahoo.com
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