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#1 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 08:55 PM
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Cool Curious cooling questions

Hey there peoples! *first paragraph is my life story if you wish to skip that the actual question starts on the second paragraph*

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So last week I went out of town to have some concert fun and on the way back the top radiator hose goes *pleh HSSSSSSSS* (car thought it was a cinderella night since it did this at midnight) twas a bit embarassing/annoying since i had my lady friend in the car with me fortunately shes understanding and a tad herself! Unfortunately I had also left my tools at home so all i had was some ductape wire cutters and a penny(pennys serve as perfect flat head screwdrivers for bmw hose clamps lol), needless to say i wasnt pleased but I managed to make a temp. fix and we got home safely without overheating . I have since replaced the hose and everything is fine and dandy now. *end life story*

But i was wondering is there any modification that could be done to the cooling system on an M30 to make it run at a cooler temp. i live in texas so 100+ during the summer is pretty common and the high speed on the fan doesnt normally come on until its almost at the 3/4 mark which sucks because it bugs me just when its slightly over the 1/2 mark. I dont plan to do anything about it soon since im broke but i would like to do something about it in the near future.
Appreciate any input in advance! =P
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You might be able to get a thermostat with a lower trigger temprature out there. See what these guys can offer you.

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When the top hose gets hard or blows, this is either because the thermostat is closed permanently or the water pump is failing... Or even gasket failure !!! Check the coolant for sludge and the oil for whiteness first... None of these symptoms means the engine is fine at this stage...

If you want it running cooler then just remove the thermostat !!!

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@brettski thanks ill see what i can find
@dabsy actually it has a new water pump radiator thermostat new fluids...ect. engine runs fine despite its about to hit 239,000 miles but the hose simply failed. Would there be any disadvantages other than it would take longer to come up to temp. by removing the thermostat?

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Nothing serious as the oil will be good for temp...
But if its new then leave it in !!
239k is just about totally "run-in" lol... You may find that she'll need more regular services.


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Broken-in? Thats nonsense, I thought they were fully broken-in at 240k? As for maintenance? Thats not an issue, she was in pretty bad shape when my father found her but at that mileage and the hard driving its put through every now and then (its so much fuunnn) she has the right to bicker when she pleases.


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I would remove the thermostat for only a short time.

The car needs the thermostat.

The EFI will run the car rich if the car is running cold.

You need it to be a the correct temperature for the EFI to work correctly. (I went through this on an Audi once)
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Yeah car needs it so im just going to wait until i go home for christmas and replace it with one that has a lower temp. trigger.
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