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2006 BMW 330i Question: Why is my car overheating after driving on the interstate for an hour?

 

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annilu, Houston, TX, November 02, 2012, 17:32
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After driving on the interstate for an hour the overheating signal comes on and the car dies. The first time it happened I had it towed to a shop and they looked at it the next morning and found nothing wrong. The second time, again after an hour on the interstate, I left the car parked in a lot and returned the next day and it ran fine without showing the overheating alert.

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    November 02, 2012, 20:44
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    check your cooling fan to see if comes on while its hot then I would change the t stat

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    annilu, November 03, 2012, 08:32
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    Thank you for the good advice.

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    November 02, 2012, 22:53
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    Have a specialty shop equipped with a GT1 check your BMW DME...there is an issue with its cooling system control

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    annilu, November 03, 2012, 08:33
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    Good advice, I'll do that. Thank you for your response.

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    lexiliya_330i, July 04, 2013, 14:26
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    Did you find a resolution to your problem? My 330i is doing the exact something.
    I did find a recall I'm going to see the dealership about.
    Recall ID # 93384 - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING

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    EA Motors from Euro-Asian Motorcars, Inc., November 03, 2012, 11:36
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    The auxiliary fan and electric water pump are common failure points on this BMW. As previously stated, a shop with a BMW specific scanner should be able to confirm.

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