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      01-14-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
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Engine temperature... how do you know it is ok?

With the E90 range, how do you know if the engine is running at the correct temperature and not to cold? My Golf has a temperature gauge and when that started reading low I changed the thermostat. In my BMW 330i I have no idea. Is there any way to have the engine temp displayed?
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      01-14-2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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It's a hidden menu.
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      01-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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This link should help you out,

http://e90.wetpaint.com/page/BC+hidden+menus
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      01-14-2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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This link should help you out,

http://e90.wetpaint.com/page/BC+hidden+menus

Thank you for that. I will have a look tonight when home.
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      01-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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I've just unlocked my hidden menus , is there a way of getting it to come up with the bc button

I.e when you flick through the mpg , distance remaining , trip computer , avg mph ,

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      01-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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I've just unlocked my hidden menus , is there a way of getting it to come up with the bc button

I.e when you flick through the mpg , distance remaining , trip computer , avg mph ,

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      01-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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I've just unlocked my hidden menus , is there a way of getting it to come up with the bc button

I.e when you flick through the mpg , distance remaining , trip computer , avg mph ,

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      01-15-2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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I've just unlocked my hidden menus , is there a way of getting it to come up with the bc button

I.e when you flick through the mpg , distance remaining , trip computer , avg mph ,

Owen
Heard you the first time....and no.

Not too difficult to get the coolant temp up before you set off for work.
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      01-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #9
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I watch my oil temp gauge.
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      01-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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Oil temp/pressure doesn't effect the coolant temp.
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I know, but least I know it's upto temp for a hammering... I have a water temp gauge too.
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I have still not managed to run through the menu system but will do it this weekend. The BMW has just thrown the block screen wash filter special at me so I need to sort this quickly first!
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      01-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #13
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Does the hidden menu for oil temp apply to diesel variants as well?
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You could always get Torque Pro & a BT OBD reader, it's something I'm considering
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You could always get Torque Pro & a BT OBD reader, it's something I'm considering
I have this very versatile tool. Total cost about 30 (Torque Pro app plus bluetooth OBD2 dongle from Amazon) plus your existing Android smart phone; Galaxy S2 in my case.
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      01-16-2013, 04:28 AM   #16
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or you could fit temp gauges and get the gauge pod that goes in the ash tray / sunglasses holder . I've seen gauges that light up like the dash clocks ....

or am I turning back into a 17 year old
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I have this very versatile tool. Total cost about 30 (Torque Pro app plus bluetooth OBD2 dongle from Amazon) plus your existing Android smart phone; Galaxy S2 in my case.
Seems like Torque Pro isn't available for iphone - know if there's an alternative?
On my 130 i've got the BMWP steering wheel which tells me oil and water temp, don't fancy getting another wheel for the 330!
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just wondering , would the "hidden menus" thing be on a 130i as well and can it be unlocked in the same way as the 3 series ?
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just wondering , would the "hidden menus" thing be on a 130i as well and can it be unlocked in the same way as the 3 series ?
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just wondering , would the "hidden menus" thing be on a 130i as well and can it be unlocked in the same way as the 3 series ?
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      01-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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That's one heck of a stutter you've got there pritch21
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      01-17-2013, 10:26 AM   #22
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lmfao I know I use my phone to go on the forum in the days and its as if my phone is on drugs lol

Sory everyone !
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