Temp Gauge Staying in the Blue; What Do I Do? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2009, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car:
Posts: 3
Photos:
All2kool is on a distinguished road
Temp Gauge Staying in the Blue; What Do I Do?

So I notice while driving today that the temperature, according to the gauge, never leaves the blue mark. I disconnected what I believe was the Temperature Sending Unit, started the car, the Temp Gauge still flickered and held a line above being dead. Am I wrong that the TSU is on the passenger side of the Radiator? I mean, there is a probe stuck into the Radiator and it has a plug in it.

Popular opinion is that the thermostat must be stuck open. I've ordered a new 180 degree thermostat along with a new aluminum housing.

Until I get to the repair, is there an inherent problem with driving the car with the Temp never getting above the blue?
All2kool is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-08-2009, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
OMFG another one!?
 
witeshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Miami FL
Car: 89 E30 325i, 2007 Honda
Posts: 14,690
Photos:
witeshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nicewiteshark is just really nice
If you can avoid driving it that cool, do it. Running too cool will cause higher emissions and may foul your O2 sensors.
__________________
BMW

Sig by zeaq
witeshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2009
Car:
Posts: 3
Photos:
All2kool is on a distinguished road
As luck would have it, it has started working normally again - a few hours after ordering replacement parts. I'll replace the Thermostat and Housing anyway; next time it sticks open.
__________________
1995 325i, 143k, Auto, Alpine White

All2kool is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
318' E36 Fuel Gauge And Temp Gauge Problems Help!! mrfunk 3-Series (E36) 7 04-28-2010 05:22 PM
Temp. Gauge DUtrzan 3-Series (E46, E90) 6 07-05-2008 09:50 AM
Tach ,temp gauge and MPG gauge doesn't work anymore Slow325i 3-Series (E21, E30) 1 06-16-2006 11:55 PM
Temp Gauge mysticguy04 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 11-29-2004 12:29 PM
engine temp staying cool greg318i 3-Series (E36) 10 01-16-2004 03:18 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.