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      09-07-2018, 08:49 AM   #1

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Engine Temp High : Drive Moderately Warning out of nowhere...

So I drove 20 minutes to a doctors appt yesterday and obviously its hot in atlanta but I parked in a parking deck. I come back out to the car 90 minutes later and turn it on and immediately get the "Engine Temperature Highrive Moderately" warning and my oil temp gauge shows right at the 1/4th way mark nowhere near even the middle.....Very strange, it went away after driving for about 2-3 minutes but I've had this car for 6 months now and driven much longer and even hotter temps without ever encountering this. It's a 2015 M6GC with 36k miles on it. Should I be concerned or was this likely just a faulty error message? Also, what is about the standard running oil temp driving this car in the summer for a while? Thx
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      09-07-2018, 08:58 AM   #2
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Mine did a weird thing on an extremely hot TX afternoon. Car had been sitting in the sun for 2-3hrs, got in it and the blind spot, and pedestrian warning lights came on saying malfunction. About 10minutes of driving, everything went back to normal...

I'd monitor it closely, because just sitting outside isn't going to heat up your engine to WOT immediately. Could be a thermostat issue.
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      12-06-2018, 12:33 PM   #3
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I got this message also yesterday, it went back to normal however im also considering changing my oil this weekend anyway.
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      12-06-2018, 01:53 PM   #4
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I got a Clutch temp warning the other day when pulling out and then it went back to normal after half a mile
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      12-08-2018, 10:48 AM   #5

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i had a similar issue. parked in 40 degrees celsius (105 deg fahreheit) blinding heat for over 2 hours. came back to the car and pulled the electronic brake but it said parking brake failure on the dash. scared the shit out of me. waited about 5 seconds and released it again and the parking brake disengaged and the failure light went off. i think its to do with strong ambient heat messing up the bmw sensors LOL
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