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Old 01-31-2019, 08:58 PM   #107
emineid
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Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
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My Ride: 2002 325i 5-speed


I finally got everything I need to run Carly on my BMW.

I recorded the ECT temperature, CTS temperature, and the oil temperature while warming up my car in the garage.

The graph above shows that the ECT eventually reaches 97.5C, and that the thermostat only opens once the ECT reaches around 97C.

Below 97C ECT temperature, the thermostat is closed.

Outside temperature is -6F, and in the garage, it is 0F.

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