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Old 08-05-2008, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry '97 M3 engine overheating?

I bought my '97 2 months ago & up 'till now it has run smoothly.
Recently the temp. gauge has been rising close and into red zone. I live on East Coast and outside temp. has been in the low 90's and especially happens in slow traffic. Also, A/C will not stay cool during these episodes. I usually have to pull off the road and let engine cool.
Anyone have similar issues or know what may be wrong? Radiator fluid is at proper level and so is oil level......anyone?
Manual says this may happen when outside temp. is high but I have run in this weather before with no issue, could manual be correct?
Thanks for your input!
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Thanks all for your replies!
Took car to my local mechanic and it turned out to be the auxilary fan fuse was blown, duh-h-h!
Hopefully the fan motor is not tripping the fuse , however.
Somehting to always check first from here on out............the fuse!
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Thanks all for your replies!
Took car to my local mechanic and it turned out to be the auxilary fan fuse was blown, duh-h-h!
Hopefully the fan motor is not tripping the fuse , however.
Somehting to always check first from here on out............the fuse!
In case you haven't noticed... not many people post in the M3 forums. Most of us go to the E36 forum for technical help. I would try that next time.
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