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#1 (permalink) Old 02-04-2005, 09:55 PM
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[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!!
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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.

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[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!!
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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.

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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!


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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!
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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
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