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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By aspensilver540
Bimmerforums has a really good classified...

Bimmerforums has a really good classified section, maybe make a post there.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,126
Posted By aspensilver540
Even then, its role is dubious. I've let the car...

Even then, its role is dubious. I've let the car sit in 100F weather idling at full temp for 30min with no fan clutch and temps stay normal. I put the clutch back in and saw no difference. Perhaps...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By aspensilver540
You could be right. I guess it could have been a...

You could be right. I guess it could have been a theft victim, would make sense. I guess it's possible it was under collision only and the police report didn't blip the radar.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,254
Posted By aspensilver540
My guess is a front-end accident that went...

My guess is a front-end accident that went unreported.

The first thing I think when a car doesn't have the original wheels, headlights, or steering wheel is that it was in an accident--in this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By aspensilver540
Ha, thanks Bob. I do think it's important to...

Ha, thanks Bob. I do think it's important to resolve threads, even if the OP looks a little silly :) If anything I learned what temp it is when they needle moves. I also learned about the MAP cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-13-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,472
Posted By aspensilver540
Ed is right

Ed is right
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By aspensilver540
Alright, I think I actually figured this out....

Alright, I think I actually figured this out. It's one of those "Operator Is Mentally Disabled" type answers. I've added to our collective "stupid things you can do while trying to "troubleshoot" an...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,846
Posted By aspensilver540
Rock on, congrats

Rock on, congrats
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By aspensilver540
Bob I found good bleeding advice in this thread...

Bob I found good bleeding advice in this thread http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1878861-did-i-bleed-my-m62-correctly in which GOAT E39 posters JimLev and RF900rfw give methods. Thank...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By aspensilver540
Bob of course! Thank you for your response. ...

Bob of course! Thank you for your response.

I was still considering the bubble. What's the best way to bleed a system that's mostly full? Let some go out the upper rad hose and then go for it?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,808
Posted By aspensilver540
Bluebee, get better!!

Bluebee, get better!!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By aspensilver540
Thanks for the reply -I can take the fan out...

Thanks for the reply

-I can take the fan out and the symptoms are identical.
-Zero ebay parts, all genuine BMW parts
-Radiator temp sensor, I guess that's for the aux fan? It's on the radiator...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By aspensilver540
Running too hot and need your ideas M62

3/97 540I M62 @ 135K now

Highway and idle temps between 110-117C, mostly staying between 114-115C but with blips to 117 or occasionally down to 109 but mostly 110-111. Temps are the same whether I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By aspensilver540
Several members have done it and reported great...

Several members have done it and reported great results. Likely the video was by one of them (guessing). Go Ahead and duplicate it if you wish to never do the valley pan again. I wish I had done The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By aspensilver540
Thanks Ed.

Thanks Ed.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By aspensilver540
Report back and let me know =) Remember RTV only...

Report back and let me know =) Remember RTV only at the half moons.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By aspensilver540
Bob covers the access well. The alternative to...

Bob covers the access well. The alternative to Accumulator is to do water pump, or both, as I did.

However, if I were you, I'd hold off a little on taking off the IM. I just cleared P1385, and I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By aspensilver540
Misfires, oil in your plug wells. - New...

Misfires, oil in your plug wells.

- New Valve Cover Gaskets, clean oil from plugs/wells. You cleaned it up, but the oil is returning due to VCG leaking.
- New CCV to help with smoke at start up....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By aspensilver540
Sure. All of them except the part that failed and...

Sure. All of them except the part that failed and is causing your overheating. Most common are Radiator and Water Pump. If it is the water pump it would be silly not to do the thermostat since it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By aspensilver540
Get her another Lexus.

Get her another Lexus.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By aspensilver540
Check engine mounts. They can be a weak point...

Check engine mounts. They can be a weak point that have sped the death of radiators, at least on the 540. DMS, you have new mounts?

I imagine you don't have the same problem on the 525, likely...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By aspensilver540
I think it is a reasonable point. I side with...

I think it is a reasonable point. I side with being between the min and max, but closer to the min. Overfilling is probably one of the top reasons for premature part failures like hoses bursting. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By aspensilver540
Post sound clip :)

Post sound clip :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By aspensilver540
I'd be shocked if there is much of a difference...

I'd be shocked if there is much of a difference at all, get some quotes online obviously.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By aspensilver540
wow, that's a serious effort, good of you to post!

wow, that's a serious effort, good of you to post!
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