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The thermostat won't prevent an engine from turning over!
Sounds more like a starter motor fault or faulty engine earth or ignition switch.
Do the dash lights dim at all when you try and start it(when it refuses to start)?
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo