My engine suddenly started sounding different and it started overheating. What would cause this?

Asked by Apr 12, 2015 at 12:37 AM about the 2006 BMW 3 Series 325i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sitting at a stop light the engine kind of skipped or bumped twice and started sounding
louder and strange.  The thermometer icon came on and turned red.

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Low coolant,or lost coolant,first thing to check,if no leaks are found,could be bad water pump or thermostat issue.

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Correct and do not continue to drive it until you repair it. Overheating your car will damage your heads/engine.

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