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Old 08-24-2008, 07:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Overheating and non tickover troubles

Hi all,
first time on and wondering if i can get some help.
my engine overheats and engine dies after starting, i got a 98' 520i auto
fairly sure this is not a head issue as oil looks fine, exhaust ok etc
is this a radiator issue maybe blockage or needs flushing? has anyone got any helpful knowledge on this matter maybe a link or a talkthru on issue.
Thx in advance any help appreciated
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Hi all,
first time on and wondering if i can get some help.
my engine overheats and engine dies after starting, i got a 98' 520i auto
fairly sure this is not a head issue as oil looks fine, exhaust ok etc
is this a radiator issue maybe blockage or needs flushing? has anyone got any helpful knowledge on this matter maybe a link or a talkthru on issue.
Thx in advance any help appreciated
i think you have separate issues...

engine dies after starting:
1)when it dies, does it start right up after???
2) when it dies... does it kinda' gurgle??.. or is it a sudden cut-off?
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i think you have separate issues...

engine dies after starting:
1)when it dies, does it start right up after???
2) when it dies... does it kinda' gurgle??.. or is it a sudden cut-off?

no noises sounds fine and will start up again no trouble
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check fuel filter and fuel pressure.
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check fuel filter and fuel pressure.
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