5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Dagnabit, my plastic-necked radiator on the E39 is dying. Little pinhole spewing steam after driving five minutes ago. Will be proceeding immediately to the mechanic once it cools down and I can get some water in it.
Sorry to hear about it, M3. I guess that means you're not going to send me that "second check" for the 540 anymore, huh?
Yeah, it has the updated hose design and "1Q01" dates on the hoses, so with a 10/98 build date it may well be on its second radiator. So does this mean you're still considering the Nissens (or whatever its called) all-aluminum $500 radiator?
__________________ <span style='colorurple'>Eric S.</span>
2006 Honda Odyssey EXL-RES
2006 Honda Accord V6 EX-L Sedan
1999 BMW 540i 6-Speed (Sold to M3UOND on 9/21/06)
1991 Honda Civic Si - Occasional Beater
I would do the Nissens radiator in a heartbeat except my mechanic won't do it.
Turns out there's more to replace too. All the underbody plastic is shot. Expansion tank is nearly dead. Radiator cap is dead. Both rear window actuators are dead. The "valley fan" is leaking badly. Gonna be a pricey little mechanic visit, but the car should be good to go for a while afterwards.
This weekend I will top 20,000 mostly highway miles since I bought it from Eric. This is the first major stuff I have had to do so far, so I'm not complaining.
Just finished mine @ 82,000 a few months back. Had to replace the expansion tank too. I also did the water pump, hoses and belts. I hate going back twice. Sounds like the same deal....a little split in the top plastic. Sorry to hear you are having problems.
My wife teaches too, so I know you are making the big money for BMW parts!!!!!!!
OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHh Ya gotta, ya gotta, ya gotta, do it!!!! Oh Geez I love superchargers. Was I clear about that...I love superchargers. I would sleep with one if my wife would let me. This is lust at it's highest level!
Your mileage is a little high, but you might get 50,000 more out of her before a rebuild. One way to find out..
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