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      02-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #18

Drives: 335I
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Illinois

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Originally Posted by BrianMN View Post

This is really a simple concept.
Here's an even simpler concept. You think temps rise fast at the track? Have you ever had your water pump fail? When it fails, which will happen to you real soon, your navi screen instantly indicates this. Next, your oil temps then go from 230F to 285F in 2, that's right, 2 seconds!! You will then start to smell burn't coolant coming from your hood, and driving your car, will be impossible.

My point? The fact that your oil temp is at 240F, and not moving much at any given moment, is because the water pump is continuously pumping 9000L/Hr, through your cooling system. Even when you shut off your car, your water pump still runs. I know the tendency is to get stuck on oil temps, and oil coolers, but when, your water pump fails, you will know what I'm talking about, and why I'm currently obsessed with it.