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I have a 97 540i and love the car. The problem is the fan stays on after I turn the car off and this kills the battery. I have the heat and ac both turned off but once in a while they spontaneously come on and stay on a few minutes or more then stay on when I turn the car off.
I don't know yet. Just got it in the mail today. Just in time for weekend tinkering. He was certain enough to offer to order the parts and schedule me in. I told him I'd take a crack at it. In the past two weeks I've done valve cover gaskets, water pump, oil separator, and yesterday, the cooling system. Oh yeah, three weeks ago, a fan clutch. He has enough of my money for right now. Love the car and the drive so what can I do?
Same here. Owned a 733i and a 525i, but the power in the 540i is incredible.
I paid $38 and change with free shipping. If you go that route be sure to check p/n at realoem.com. My '97 has 133k, my '99 has 158k. Wouldn't trade either of them.
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