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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By mi-matt
Sorry all the info I posted was e39

Sorry all the info I posted was e39
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,823
Posted By mi-matt
from another site (link below) Remove the 8 mm...

from another site (link below)
Remove the 8 mm bolts that fasten the radiator clips to the engine bay. There are two bolts, one for each clip on each side of the radiator. Do not lose the two rubber...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,823
Posted By mi-matt
and this the radiator lifts out while rocking...

and this
the radiator lifts out while rocking it to the passanger side as you lift. You will need to gently push the AC condenser hoses out of the way to do this.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,823
Posted By mi-matt
I did not pull my radiator but here is what I...

I did not pull my radiator but here is what I found out there
Radiator Removal:

1. Unscrew the two 8mm bolts that hold the radiator in place located on each side on the top of the radiator.

2....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,823
Posted By mi-matt
Number

Can't make out the number on my phone but it is the far left hose in diagram where it attaches to the radiator and has the sensor coming straight up
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,823
Posted By mi-matt
A bigger dowel rod in the hole might help give...

A bigger dowel rod in the hole might help give more leverage.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,823
Posted By mi-matt
Tricks

Heat guns are down to $20 now so I would do that. I was pretty worried about breaking the rad. My next thing to try was pulling the radiator to get at it. I have a puller and cutting the hose...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,823
Posted By mi-matt
MJBennett9, Just my feeling. I did not replace...

MJBennett9, Just my feeling. I did not replace the themostat because I have had other brands not respond as good as the OEM. I saw a video to replace it w/ little loss of fluid so chose to keep...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,823
Posted By mi-matt
Lower radiator coupling

That was the worst part, getting that lower radiator hose off. The couple on the water pump broke the inside by the o-ring otherwise i would have left it on again since it wasn't leaking. I ended...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 03-06-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,222
Posted By mi-matt
powersteering breaks

I know where the guy is coming from because I have been a GM person all my life and this was my first BMW experience. I look back on this experiment in hind site I think there are a lot of thing...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 11-25-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,222
Posted By mi-matt
power steering update

I had mine go out in the parking lot. threw the belt first. got the belt back on w/o removing any parts started up and worked for 1 min and then threw the belt completely off!. Then I notice pump...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-19-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 623,261
Posted By mi-matt
Fuses and ebay

I never found the fuse (? # 76 ?) To anyone considering ebay, I would not bother since you can find them from a part supplier at great prices. I ordered an OEM from Autohausaz this month for just...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 08-12-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 623,261
Posted By mi-matt
Thank you very much for the post and great pics. ...

Thank you very much for the post and great pics. My 540 was draining battery constantly and RAPIDLY but my blower was behaving NORMALLY when running. Pulled my fuses but it did not help. The...
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