View Full Version : engine thermostat

03-08-2009, 01:07 PM
My 98 528i needs the thermostat replaced (as least thats what I suspect as the temp. gauge fails to reach dead center as it should). Is any harm done running the car with this faulty thermostat for a bit (cash strapped*thmbsdwn*).
I know it can't be great but will it really do any damage of any sorts?
Thanks for the input guys.

03-16-2009, 07:19 PM
stock open is better than close,your not going to have heat but it's going to be ok,termostat is only 40 buck,save the coolant and put it back in

Dado 540
03-16-2009, 07:27 PM
$40 bucks where is this palce that sells them at that price?

03-16-2009, 08:33 PM
car quest

03-16-2009, 09:39 PM
i can get it if you want,let me know

Dado 540
03-16-2009, 11:46 PM
mine on the E39 540i i throwing up codes. Any idea who the manufacturer is?