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      09-08-2019, 06:42 PM   #1
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Oil Temp Fluctuations

I have a 2015 328i, build date 2/15, with 23k on the clock. Iíve had for few months now. Driving yesterday in temps close to or at 100 degrees on the interstate, I noticed a drop in oil temp to 160 degrees on 2 occasions. I pulled off the highway both times, to stop and it didnít move. There were no warning lights etc. Eventually, got back on freeway and the temp normalized to 220-230 after a few minutes or so. Drove another 70 Miles, back home and no issues. Any thoughts?
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I have a 2015 328i, build date 2/15, with 23k on the clock. I’ve had for few months now. Driving yesterday in temps close to or at 100 degrees on the interstate, I noticed a drop in oil temp to 160 degrees on 2 occasions. I pulled off the highway both times, to stop and it didn’t move. There were no warning lights etc. Eventually, got back on freeway and the temp normalized to 220-230 after a few minutes or so. Drove another 70 Miles, back home and no issues. Any thoughts?
Thermostat acting up? 328 has an oil temp rather than a water temp gauge?
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Thermostat acting up? 328 has an oil temp rather than a water temp gauge?



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      09-14-2019, 05:49 PM   #4
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My 328 has an oil temperature gauge. AFAIK all F30s do.
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      09-16-2019, 11:07 PM   #5
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Thank you for reply. Replaced thermostat, under warranty. I wasn't taking any chances.
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Guess i should read the question next time! SMH!
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