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Old 08-21-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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2000 323 ci rad???

i have replaced the rad on my 2000 323 ci. before i had replaced it the temperature guage would stay acactly in the middle. Now, once i have replaced it the needle rarley goes to the middle, and even thats on a hot day and when i start driving the temperatue starts going down. its ususally around just above the 1/4 of the way up on the temp guage.
and just to let u knopw i replaced the coolant with the blueish one from bmw.
and input???
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:25 AM   #2
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get a buddy let him start the car put the heater on the max, open up ur hood take a lil metal stick or a screw driver and tell ur budy to give some gas and keep it at 2000 rpm and while hes doin that with that stick or screw driver start mixin the coolant and slowly ull notice that ur temp gauge will go to the middle and ur car will start blowin pretty warm air thorugh the heater... and youll be fine.

the reason why u do that is bcuz when u put the new coolant in there is still some air in the pipes and if u turn on the car now and put the heat on ull notice it wont blow warm..
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:13 AM   #3
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^^^ if that is not done... the car will be over heating!
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:27 PM   #4
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It might just be your thermostat that is stuck open.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:47 AM   #5
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ya pretty sure the thermostat is stuck open so you will need to change that. i did it on my dads truck before he had the same problem. if he had air in the system the car would run hot not cold
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