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Old 04-24-2007, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Running out of ideas... (coolant sensor)

Yes, I've checked the coolant level, replaced the sensor-bobber thing, replaced the actual plug, cleaned the actual plug... I still get the fucking low coolant level warning! ARGH! It only pops up when I turn the car off. What could it possibly be???
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Yes, I've checked the coolant level, replaced the sensor-bobber thing, replaced the actual plug, cleaned the actual plug... I still get the fucking low coolant level warning! ARGH! It only pops up when I turn the car off. What could it possibly be???
have u replaced the actual sensor?


btw, this error is very very common in E36's...just lettin u know
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its suffering from E36itis
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i got that error all the time on the 3er, checked the coolant level a few times, car never overheated, so i stopped caring, not like it would stay on or anything, just when i turned the car off, no biggie
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have u replaced the actual sensor?


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Yes, I have. I'm starting to wonder if there's just something wrong with the computer?
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Yes, I have. I'm starting to wonder if there's just something wrong with the computer?
wiring maybe, personally id leave it alone...that shit is thuper annoying nig....

as long as ur coolant aint leaking, and if as long as u can see ur level, jsut keep checking it ...
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When you change the sensor wouldn't you have to potentially flush your cooling system? Maybe it got air in it, so the reading is off?
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i think her E36 got sand in its vagina...so its thooper irritated
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UPDATE: It was the the thermostat housing. Apparently, it's common for them to warp due to them being so close to the radiator.
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