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I am having overheating problems with my BMW 316i...The heating in the car has now been working for some time now but about 4 days ago...the car started to overheat...within minutes of starting the car from cold...the temp gauge shoots up to half way and within 7-10 mins its in the red....What could it be???

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Well this depends on what engine you have, i have a 316i e46 and has a 1.9ltr engine, if that is the same it might be the engine thermostat has stuck and need replacing, thats the good news, the bad news is it could be your head gasket, 1.8ltr engines were prone to blowing the head gasket, look in the rad water bottle to see if there is any oil residue in there, and also take off the oil filler cap to see if its a creamy colour thats your worse senario, but its proberbly just the engine thermostat

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