what year and model is this car?
The is 2000 and its a 316i
there isn't much that would be connected and cause these short of a blown head gasket. I would have a test carried out for this to verify
as for other possibilities, for the overheating they most likely would be a failed thermostat or water pump or leak/low fluid level. there are simple tests that can be made for this
as for the cutting out, this would most commonly be a fuel pressure/delivery issue, failed crankcase ventilation system or possibly a failing cam sensor or idle control valve
I would have the above checked if they have not been.
Sorry if you were hoping for a different answer, please don't shoot the messenger - I can only give the honest answer, which I have. Please remember that a low rating PUNISHES me for my honest and prompt response, and I receive nothing for my time and answer until a positive rating is clicked.Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.
Thank you for your answer. I shall now decide if i should spend out even more money on it or get rid of it. But really appreciate your help on this. Thank you
you are welcome, please do not forget to CLICK ON a positive rating.