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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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Originally Posted by M3UOND
Basically, it's a dummy gauge in many respects. The good folks at BMW decided their owners would get nervous if it fluctuated according to true temperature. If the needle ever, ever starts to move seriously over to the right, stop the car and turn it off immediately, because it needs to be seriously hot to do that.
Originally Posted by MiguelACA
hmmm...on my 318 it always stayed in the middle, but on the 325 it goes past it a little, enuf that its noticable, but not enuf to freak out, maybe about a mm past the middle...but like ur cars, it just stays there, never moves...
Originally Posted by drz
Middle is good
Watch out also if the gause stays on the cold side. Your thermostat may be stuck open.
In general, middle is good. Anything else warrants a little troubleshooting.
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