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Tech Forum : Car runs really cold

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MayanArch   Posted Saturday, Sep 27th 4:25am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1602
   
Florida, USA
Baur E21 2.7 1982, Baur E30 318i 1985, 323i 1978
MY car runs really cold. The 2.7 runs at the lower 1/4 mark. It will go just above it at mid day.

Even the exhaust gas is room temperature.

g323   Posted Monday, Oct 6th 5:35am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 300
   
California
323i 1982
use hotter spark plugs? hotter thermostat?

MayanArch   Posted Saturday, Oct 11th 6:47am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1604
   
Florida, USA
Baur E21 2.7 1982, Baur E30 318i 1985, 323i 1978
g323 wrote:
use hotter spark plugs? hotter thermostat?


What are the hotter plugs???? What brand and model?

pjs323i   Posted Sunday, Dec 7th 8:11am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 51
   
Canberra, Australia
'81 323i
most likely your thermostat is busted and is staying open all the time not allowing the car to warm up properly... Does it take a long time to warm it up?


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