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I just bought a bmw 318 ti compact , r reg and evey time the car is standing still with the engine runing the temp gadge hits the red .but when i drive it cools down realy quickly , what do u think it could b . thanks

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I had the same problem with a 97 318ti, it kept blowing the pvc valves and purging all my coolent. After several misdiagnoses we discovered that it was a small fan that sits inside the motor. In my case the fan had to be replaced and permanently engaged. Its an easy fix but it cost me a radiator, some very expensive pvc, and a lot of pain in the ***.

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You might very well have a blocked radiator.Try this.With the car running and standing still,turn on the heater and the interior fan at full.If it takes longer to get hot its the radiator.The heater unit takes a lot of hot air from the cooling system and is a good indictator.this is just a start.There is a few things it might be,but this might narrow it down.Hope this helps

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