View Full Version : Over Heating Problems, Need Help

04-20-2005, 06:41 PM
here is my problem. my car has overheated a few times in the past few weeks. here is the situation. i was driving tonight home in traffic. i was in stop and go traffic for about 25 minutes or so. my temperature gauge is always in the middle, straight up. oh, my car is a '94 325is. so as i'm in the traffic i notice my temp gauge moving to the right, hotter, it hits the 3/4 mark, now getting closer to the red moving slowly. right as it hits the red i get out of the traffic. i'm start driving about 60-80km/h now for only like 10 seconds and the gauge goes back to normal, right up the middle. in the past few weeks i was in this amount of traffic about 3 times, and every time the same thing happened. once i picked up some speed and more air was able to cool my car, the gauge went back to normal.
any ideas what might be wrong? in case your wondering i changed my t'stat about 1.5 years ago.

04-20-2005, 07:02 PM
Radiator cap not holding pressure.
System has a coolent leak.
Bad Head Gasket.
Cracked Head.
Fan clutch not working properly.
Weak radiator.
Bad Water Pump.
These are only a few things I can think of.

Check all of the above.

04-21-2005, 12:24 PM
thanks for the info. i know the coolant isn't leaking. i also changed the water pump a year ago. probably i'll first check the fan clutch.

anyone else have any other input

04-21-2005, 12:34 PM
I had the same problem.
Change thermostats and cooling fluid

04-21-2005, 03:43 PM
sounds like thermostat

04-21-2005, 08:03 PM
sorry to get kinda off topic but I need a Fan clutch for my 95 is...
Whats the pricing on such a thing and where should I look???
i'm new to the bimmer world as well so sorry for my newb questions..

04-21-2005, 08:34 PM
fan clutch is about $200 from the dealer.

04-22-2005, 10:43 AM
i have one off a 96 328is which i think will work

04-26-2005, 07:28 PM
the clutch fan??? ^^^^

04-28-2005, 12:40 PM
UPDATE: in case any of you are wondering, the problem was my fan clutch. thanks for the info.