Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Henderson, NV, USA
Temporary, occasional overheating... weird issue.
Well here's a strange one. On three occasions, most recently yesterday, I've had what I'm going to call "delayed fan syndrome" where the temp gauge pegs to the top of the scale and then I can hear the fan kick on and almost immediately cool things off... Temps then stay normal for the rest of the ride. Yesterday's incident actually turned on the red caution triangle for a few seconds so, while intermittent, it must be getting worse since the traingle wasn't lit on the first two occasions.
It doesn't happen every time I ride the bike (which is nearly every day) so, as usual, Im a bit confused... I just went to the garage and started the bike, let it idle for 10-15 minutes and everything was normal. Temp graph got to halfway, the fan kicked on and the temp never crept past halfway.
Since all I've done in the last 10 months (since buying it) is change the oil twice, slap on a new set of PR3's, install the updated tensioner and jump-guard and "fix" the brake pad wear sensor, I'm not even sure where the radiator fill is (to check coolant level) and that's a bit of an embarassing statement to make... In true BMW fashion, there's no mention of coolant in the manual.
Any help here is greatly appreciated.