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Old 09-05-2004, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just bought the vehicle a week ago. Drove it to London from Ashford. As we approached London, it began to overheat. Several days later, we bled it, replaced the fan clutch and thermostat, but the garage guy said ignore the 'Coolant Level' message on the dash, just watch the temperature gauge.

The gauge now drives at the half mark, but whenever the 'Coolant Level' message comes up, the car refuses to start. ghead

Is this a new problem? What do I do now?


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Old 09-05-2004, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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car refuses to start? I'd say theres a problem, but i doubt its your cooling system.

Does it only fail to start when your car is hot? The coolant sensor is an annoyance type deal...It is rarley accurate on mine...it shows up all the time actually.

You do have to watch the e34's for overheating...make sure that needle doesnt go over half, if it goes over half, your in trouble. pull over and let it cool off completley and get it home, or tow it.
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