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BMW 325i (2001) overheating?

First, the light came on indicating low coolant level. I bought BMW antifreeze, mixed 50/50, and filled to correct level (2-01-09). Car ran fine 2-2-09, and on 2-3-09, my wife called and said the car smelled like it was hot. Temperature gauge was in the middle, but I had her pull over and sit. I picked her up and did notice the hot smell, decided it was best to leave the car and get it in the morning. The next morning, after sitting all night outside in 20 degree temps, I started the car and immediately smelled the same thing. Drove the car and the temp gauge was in the blue, then jumped over to red, then immediately back to blue. I did notice that when sitting in traffic, the car would start to creep towards the middle on the temp gauge, but if I was moving, it would come back to the blue range. After a little while on the road, I realized that the heat in the car was not getting hot, just mildly warm, and that was with it set at 91 degrees and full fan. I have parked the car since, but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to do from here. I did not bleed the coolant lines, because I could not find a place to do so.

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Hi there, you are experiencing a water pump failure. this may be in conjunction with a faulty thermostat as well. i wouldn't drive this car until you replace the water pump and thermostat. it will only cause more internal damage. hope that helps and, thx for using fix ya:)

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