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Old 11-17-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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I would check the most obvious. faulty closed stat will cause it to creep. but I would check my clutch fan first. these are not uncommon to go.

Rule of thumb. go with the cheapest. remove the stat - test it in boiling water to see if it opens. if good. re-install bleed the system thoroughly or you will get the same result.
if the problem persists -next clutch fan.

I'd find out from previous owner to see what's been replaced recently.

I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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