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Old 05-14-2002, 11:00 PM
John Plut John Plut is offline
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Overheating

I also would also suggest replacing the thermostat first. They do go bad. I just put a Wahler brand from Fastlane in my '88 260e and the temp holds steady at 84^, of course it hasn't been very warm here in Illinois yet. Another possibility is that you have air trapped in the cooling system. Thermostats are supposed to have a small jiggle valve that allows air to vent. Sometimes that valve gets corroded shut. That would explain why your problems started after your coolant was drained.

Good Luck.
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