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Recently replaced radiator, pully and belts on 2002 bmw 530i. now the temp gauge shoots up after 15 min but will lower when the heater is turned on. and car shakes when cold. any sugestions or advice

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Usually when the heat is turned on and temp goes down it means you probably have a bad head gasket leading to the high temp the only way to do this is to have an compression test to see if your heads are leaking.of you did radiator you also did thermostat,and make sure your engine cooling fans are workingto check this just look at your engine while parked let the motor warm up and see if they go on maybe the auto switch on cooling fans are no good

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