2000 BMW 328 2 Part Questions - Low Clutch Fluid - car over

Tiny
MARCINPRETORIUS
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  • 2000 BMW 328
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
Hey just recently on my 328ci I was just idling in front of my girlfriends house and I saw the temperature gage on my dash and it was fine but jumped up to the very hot end in about a 1 minute span because the next time I lookd up at it ( still parked haven't moved) it was buried all hte way to the right and the light was on.

I instantly turned the vehicle off. Waited a little bit, eventually the heat went back down to half, checked the radiator fluid it was completely full no leaks nothing. Now this happened yesterday and it does NOT happen when I'm driving (city driving). Think it may be the fan?

I was also reading that low clutch fluid might need a replacement of a clutch fan, could this be related. I know my clutch fluid is low because my engagement point changed, very soft clutch.

Thanks for the Help!
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Saturday, November 21st, 2009 AT 1:50 PM

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Tiny
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You have confused clutch syndrome. It is rare. Seriously though, the clutched fan for the cooling system and your pedal operated clutch are two distinct entities, let's not confuse them. The "overheating" problem with your car falls under the description of a bulletin (SIB11-11-06) for reflashing to correct this issue, replacement of hard parts would be non-productive, even if advised.
SI B 11 11 06
Engine

October 2006
Technical Service

This Service Information bulletin supersedes S.M. B11 201 03 dated February 2003.
SUBJECT
M52TU M54 DME FC 222

MODEL
E53, E39, E46, E36/7 (Z3) with M52TU, M54 up to 01/03

SITUATION
During prolonged warm-up, when ambient temperatures is below -10 C and full heat or defrost is selected, engine temperature gauge goes to red. Engine does not overheat. Possible additional faults: EGS 148 (94) CAN Engine Temp.

CAUSE
Possible software calibration in DME.

PROCEDURE
The improved DME software was introduced since DIS CD V32 with update 1.

On a customer complaint basis, reprogram DME with the current version of Progman. Do not replace thermostat or other components.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Covered under the terms of the BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Defect Code Refer to KSD

Labor Operation: Refer to KSD
Labor Allowance: Refer to KSD
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