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#1 (permalink) Old 11-05-2005, 05:55 AM
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E46 thermostat

I have just bought a 2000 'W' 318iSE. Unless I let the engine idle for ages the temp gauge doesn't get much past the blue with the consequence that the interior heater doesn't get too warm. I suspect that this is the thermostat jamming open but if anyone has any other ideas I'd be pleased to hear them. Also, where can I find the thermostat so I can set about changing it? Cheer s
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Yeah !most likely it is a thermostat faulty(open).
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I had this very problem last year, and it was the thermostat. It only took an hour to replace and I think the part was about 70 sterling.
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