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Old 02-01-2005, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to replace the thermostat in my 1997 328i, 79k miles. What temperature rating is stock...88 or 92 deg? Is there anything else I should replace for preventative maintenance while im getting parts and having the coolant drained?

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Depending on how much money you wish to spend! But I would check all hoses and possibly the thermostat housing itself. 92 is stock
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I use a 78 degree thermostat. its beautiful. i do, however, live in sunny CALI though. in freezing places you may want to stay a bit hotter.

check the water pump
again, the housing. get the aluminunm type if u dont have it.

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