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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)

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Old 03-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hya-Great to be with you! It looks like a very active BM station-As you would expect- yes! I`m having trouble with my 520 cooling system.Ive changed the thermostat which is the usual problem experienced in the past-but no luck. The bleeding is eratic and the heater remains cold-Ive done every thing that the workshop manual suggests to no avail-Help!
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello all fellow E39 owners. I purchased a 1997 BMW 528i, Dark Canyon Red Metallic, tan leather. Beautiful car! Craftsmanship is fantastic!

First, I read through hundreds of posts on the "lifetime" auto trans fluid. Well, I am a professional white collar worker by trade, and an avid enthusiast and restorer of many cars doing all the work myself with the best of equipment, including machining, paint body, all mechanical, etc. I am hear to tell you the first thing I did was make the flushing system that I found on this site. I completely drained the pan, drained, took pan off, cleaned magnet which was covered in filings, fluid was brown. Put new filter back in, replaced pan, and started the flushing process. The car drives like night and day! No hard shifts, smooth, no late shifting when cold in the morning! That being said, I love how this car drives.....except for a bit of lack of acceleration performance from stop. I know these are only 180hp motors, but I think they can do better. I have read gobs on all types of chips and tuners, exhaust upgrades, etc. Can anyone recommend a well known, proven tuner? I am not looking for gut wrenching off the line power, I just want better throttle response from stop and a bit more when accelerating from set speed. Thanks alot!
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