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Old 07-18-2008, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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alright so i bought my 328is and had it for about a month now. and my oil regulator gauge was lighting up on the red side. the manual says its normal and that its due to the hot air outside. i live in sac and hasn't hit the 100's for a while now so it hasn't hit the red and staying right in the middle where it should be. so i just wanted to know if i had anything to worry about or am i going to have a blown head gasket?
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Does the coolant gage stay in normal range?
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well i dont the previous owner said that he had the coolant sensor fixed but on my information bar (which is also broken /hard to read) says check coolant level and to see owners manual
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I'd say that all has to be looked at and fixed.
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You have an aftermarket oil temperature gauge? Or is that what you are calling the gauge on the far right of the instrument cluster? I am not trying to be a jerk -- you never know when someone may be sincerely confused.
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i dunno how to assist you on this one. first the oil, and then coolant. can we be more specific?

You're in Sac. I go to a shop in the South side on 14th Ave. They work on bimmers a lot and can help ypou with your probsif you are not a DIY'er.
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well its actually all good now i had the coolant flushed out and found out that it was the water pump and thermostat
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