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      09-06-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Car overheating???

So my car is acting very odd. out of no where the engine overheating warning is coming on the fans kick in, it sounds like a jet engine and my car goes limp. the actual temp gauge in my car is reading 160-200 and the engine doesnt feel hot at all what can the issue be right now I'm stuck at work and I don't know what to do because it won't drive.... Is it a faulty sensor can I get reset it do I can drive home?? Please help
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      09-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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If its overheating dont drive it. Have it towed to a shop asap. Most likely is the water pump/thermostat. hopefully im wrong. Good luck and keep us posted.
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      09-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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99.99% positive it is the water pump. get it towed to the dealer and they will tell you.
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      09-06-2012, 07:13 PM   #4
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the temperatures that you are seeing (160-200) are the oil temps, not the water temps.
how many miles on the car? water pumps are pretty much maintenance items on the 3 series
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99.99% positive it is the water pump. get it towed to the dealer and they will tell you.
It sounds like it...
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im 100% sure its your water pump...how many miles you have? im at 67,xxx miles and my water pump went bad and i had the engine overheating warning lights come on and yes my car sounded like a jet engine bc the fan noise was super loud...

if your not under warranty thats a $1,200 fix....GOOD LUCK
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Yes, 100% sure that it's your water pump. Same exact symptoms that I experienced.
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So my car is acting very odd. out of no where the engine overheating warning is coming on the fans kick in, it sounds like a jet engine and my car goes limp. the actual temp gauge in my car is reading 160-200 and the engine doesn't feel hot at all what can the issue be right now I'm stuck at work and I don't know what to do because it won't drive.... Is it a faulty sensor can I get reset it do I can drive home?? Please help

. your oil temp gauge is reading only 160-200? That is super low. Mine runs 230 all day long.
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      09-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #9
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just got it towed to the shop seems like just in parts a new water pump is around $600 this is not going tot be fun i have 57k miles so nope my car is no longer covered
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Find an independent shop if possible and shop around now that you know that it is indeed the WP.
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Mine just did the same thing 80,000 miles. Water pump. $1200! I need the loaner so whatever I would save on Indy shop I would spend on rental.
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The good thing is that all e90 will experience this at around the 80K miles, might as well chalk it up as part of preventative maintenance. I know there are the lucky few who managed to clock 150K+ miles on the original water pump but I'm not one of them, haha.
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this happened to me yesterday.
did you figure out what happened? cause my cars in the shop right now and they can't figure out what's going on.
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yet it was the water pump $858
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      09-22-2012, 05:16 PM   #15
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80k is around the time alot of accessories break down for many cars, ie water pump, power steering etc. If you can source your own parts (pump, gasket, O-rings, coolant etc) and have decent mechanical skills, you can do it yourself and save a bit on labor.
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