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Old 03-14-2006, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Thermostat problems

My 323i does not reach the optimal temperature any more and the blowers are just blowing Luke warm air!! I think it has something to do with the thermostat but I don't even know where to start the diagnosis or fault finding, any ideas??
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so is the 'blower' blowing at maximum speed all the time?
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My 323i does not reach the optimal temperature any more and the blowers are just blowing Luke warm air!! I think it has something to do with the thermostat but I don't even know where to start the diagnosis or fault finding, any ideas??
First make sure the system is completely bled. Do a search, should be many threads. If it is bled correctly, and you're still not getting hot air, it could be the thermostat.
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most likely the thermostat.. good preventative maintence to do the water pump and thermostat anyway. I did whole cooling system overhaul and fan delete. Took about 2-3 hours from start to finish and parts only cost $200
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Well i have the same problem but Im not getting warm air only cold... soo you guys think my thermostat is the problem aswell... the collent level is fine..
or o i need to d oa collent flush??
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