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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-29-2004, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need some thoughts!
I live in the northeast and now that the temps are colder I noticed my temp gauge never gets out of the blue zone unless I let it sit and idle for a while then when I start driving it goes down and stays in the blue zone. It was great in the summer, the guage never ran over 1/2 way towards the red zone.
What bothers me is that I have a convertible and the heater only blows out warm air not hot so the car never gets warm enough inside.
Is this unusualto have the engine temp run so cool?? Is there anything I should check??
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This is pretty normal. The E30 is notorious for having a rather weak heating system, not to mention the convertible's draftiness. If the outside temp is regularly in the 30's, than this would not suprise me. The only thing you can really do is just let it sit and idle for awhile.
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This is pretty normal. The E30 is notorious for having a rather weak heating system, not to mention the convertible's draftiness. If the outside temp is regularly in the 30's, than this would not suprise me. The only thing you can really do is just let it sit and idle for awhile.
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Thanks for the feedback. I guess I'd rather have the car run too cool than too hot.
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