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E39 temperature gauge over the middle

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Hi guys
today while cruising on the highway, my water temperature was below middle and after stucking in city traffic, it got on the middle.
After few minutes i had the opportunity to do some powerslides and the water temperature rises above middle… i s””t myself, turned the car off and on, and the gauge returned to middle.

Has this done any damage and what could have caused this?


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Highly unlikely unless it got way up into the red. I don’t know what the normal behavior for E39s is, but I would keep an eye on it and consider looking at the typical cooling wear items.
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