Radiator Fan Crash! - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

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)

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2005, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Car:
Posts: 2
Photos:
zaidmarriner is an unknown quantity at this point
[COLOR=blue] My radiator fan just seems to have spun off while I was driving and apart from denting and chipping my hood from the inside I am faced with probably a large bill for the other damage! Is this a known problem and what (if any) are my remedies? BMW528i 1999 Please advise!!
zaidmarriner is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-04-2005, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Car: e36 w/ a m42
Posts: 14,878
Photos:
Torque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond repute
There is no 'common problem' or remedies... yours was just not tightened properly to the fan clutch.

Get a new one, check that it didn't puncture the radiator or some hose and move on.
__________________
Torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 08:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
Eric S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Car:
Posts: 817
Photos:
Eric S. is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally posted by zaidmarriner@Feb 4 2005, 11:55 PM
[COLOR=blue] My radiator fan just seems to have spun off while I was driving and apart from denting and chipping my hood from the inside I am faced with probably a large bill for the other damage! Is this a known problem and what (if any) are my remedies? BMW528i 1999 Please advise!!
[snapback]286106[/snapback]
Yes, I have seen this described as an issue common to some E39s on the roadfly forum. In fact some of the guys posted photos of their cars' dented hoods, like some kind of frappin' Alien monster was trying to emerge from within. Consistent with the other E39 issues, BMW steadfastly refuses to acknowledge any kind of design issue, so you are on your own in fixing it. Just be glad you didn't have your face/head under there looking at something when it happened.
__________________
<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
Eric S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 04:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
68th gear and shifting
 
superdeadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: College Park, Maryland
Car: a lot of broken ones
Posts: 2,318
Photos:
superdeadman has a spectacular aura aboutsuperdeadman has a spectacular aura aboutsuperdeadman has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to superdeadman
can you give me the link for this forum? the roadfly forum?
__________________

member and partial creator of the Pimpin' The Auto club
Quote:
m20 pwr: "oh yeah baby, pour some acid on my penis"

R.I.P. fast 6
"drive hard
keep it clean
and most of all have fun driving"
superdeadman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 06:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
billB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Jersey
Car:
Posts: 1,635
Photos:
billB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to billB
Quote:
Originally posted by superdeadman@Feb 8 2005, 05:56 PM
can you give me the link for this forum? the roadfly forum?
[snapback]288100[/snapback]
I have read the post
http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e39/4991145-1.html
billB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
68th gear and shifting
 
superdeadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: College Park, Maryland
Car: a lot of broken ones
Posts: 2,318
Photos:
superdeadman has a spectacular aura aboutsuperdeadman has a spectacular aura aboutsuperdeadman has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to superdeadman
thanks billb
i've seen a lot of people on the 5 forum with 528i's complaining about the cooling fan and i remmeber there was a forum where a guy found out how to tell if your hose is original or not, and he did state that radiator crash is a common issue. If it is, we need to file a big complaint, as in everyone on this and other e39 forums, so that the recall would be made!
__________________

member and partial creator of the Pimpin' The Auto club
Quote:
m20 pwr: "oh yeah baby, pour some acid on my penis"

R.I.P. fast 6
"drive hard
keep it clean
and most of all have fun driving"
superdeadman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2005, 10:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
billB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Jersey
Car:
Posts: 1,635
Photos:
billB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond reputebillB has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to billB
Quote:
Originally posted by superdeadman@Feb 8 2005, 08:35 PM
thanks billb
i've seen a lot of people on the 5 forum with 528i's complaining about the cooling fan and i remmeber there was a forum where a guy found out how to tell if your hose is original or not, and he did state that radiator crash is a common issue. If it is, we need to file a big complaint, as in everyone on this and other e39 forums, so that the recall would be made!
[snapback]288178[/snapback]
Super

As I am not aware of HOW MANY incidents are related to the fan out there; it becomes not so easy task...unless of course we can obtain/compile some records of so many incidents with a trend. Also if this has been a common defect without a recall I am sure the Automobile safety authorities are very aware of it by now. Having argued that at BMW they are also aware of the consequences if they choose to ignore it......I doubt it though because I have seen them recalling for something as little as seat belt latches or a hose......will be doing some research on that I promise......also see what you can come up with...later
billB is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crash! ghettoflow21 3-Series (E36) 20 01-08-2005 04:47 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.