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#1 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 10:54 AM
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Temperature gauge heat up quickly

Hi,

I have a 2002 525i.

Recently I notice that it only take 2 to 3 minutes(from starting the car) for the temperature gauge to reach the middle point under NORMAL WEATHER(around 75F degree) and under normal driving speed, around 35 miles per hour. Then the temperature needle will stay at middle point even after long driving.

My concern is how come the temperature jumps so quickly in 2-3 minutes? Any possible problem with the radiator or, it's time to flush/change coolant? Would there be warning light in case the car is overheat?

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Once you start the car the temperature will normally heat up fairly quickly if you start driving straight away, and the rate of increase will normally be slower if you just let it sit and idle. If the gauge is settling at the same mid point either way, I wouldn't get too worried about it. It doesn't hurt to change your coolant every 18 - 24 months depeding on your specific circumstances.


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Sounds normal to me.
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Seems normal to me too !
Mine gets to the middle within a mile and stays there, bless it !!!


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Ditto!

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