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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,795
Posted By cn90
I installed Nissens rad back in May 2006, so far...

I installed Nissens rad back in May 2006, so far so good. It is a good brand for I6 engine.
Just make sure you look underneath the stock radiator and transfer the rubber mounts over to the new rad.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,795
Posted By cn90
A brand-new Nissens radiator is $145 at...

A brand-new Nissens radiator is $145 at autohausaz.com.
Personally, I'd go with new radiator.
The money saving of buying used radiator does not add up.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By cn90
1+, Dry it out, clear the codes. If you...

1+,

Dry it out, clear the codes.

If you are concerned about hydrolock (which I don't), then remove the air intake tube between the L fender and the Air Filter Housing.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By cn90
Get a piece of rubber pad and place right in...

Get a piece of rubber pad and place right in front of the instrument panel, i.e., in front of the odometer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By cn90
You signature says 1997 528i = M52. M52 or M54,...

You signature says 1997 528i = M52.
M52 or M54, the heater valve sits near the driver side suspension tower.

Do a cooling system pressure check.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,696
Posted By cn90
@1hander, Did you check your V8 motor mounts?

@1hander,

Did you check your V8 motor mounts?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By cn90
FRONT: ...

FRONT:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=399580


REAR:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=545345
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By cn90
Maybe this is intermittent Aux Fan failure.

Maybe this is intermittent Aux Fan failure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,696
Posted By cn90
OK, Let's clear things up a bit. 1. Fan...

OK,

Let's clear things up a bit.

1. Fan Clutch going kaput.
The Fan Clutch in the I6 engine should last up to 140K-160K or so. When it fails, it simply free-wheels.
The Fan Blade is another...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By cn90
The light will be back.

The light will be back.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By cn90
I already advised you what I think should be done...

I already advised you what I think should be done in the other thread.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By cn90
Just to clarify name brand. In the 1970s,...

Just to clarify name brand.

In the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and maybe early 2000s, Behr made a lot of good products for European cars (BMW, MB, Porsche, VW etc.). Their products were outstanding.
In...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By cn90
From a technical stand point, it is a "switch",...

From a technical stand point, it is a "switch", not a "sensor".

All it does is switch the light on and off when the pressure falls below a pre-determined value.

Your mechanic is correct, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By cn90
That is not the issue. The Behr fan clutch...

That is not the issue.

The Behr fan clutch and fan blade are time bombs.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By cn90
Close it and don't open it again. However,...

Close it and don't open it again.

However, the problem might have been the $15 plastic thingy. I wrote the DIY below:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=753221
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By cn90
Return the Behr stuff, trust me! Keep your...

Return the Behr stuff, trust me!

Keep your Sachs Fan Clutch.
All you need is BMW Fan Blade.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 08-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,998
Posted By cn90
There is a DIY for those who want to have some...

There is a DIY for those who want to have some fun...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701613
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By cn90
The Sachs Fan Clutch is good, keep it! Do...

The Sachs Fan Clutch is good, keep it!

Do NOT use Behr stuff, search and you will know.

Go to BMW dealer and get BMW fan blade for about $45. PN 11521712058.

BTW, I had a URO fan blade (I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By cn90
Maybe you broke one of the plastic blade during...

Maybe you broke one of the plastic blade during the CPS replacement.
One broken blade will cause this.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By cn90
My cousin is an independent fixing only BMWs for...

My cousin is an independent fixing only BMWs for the 25 years. He is not the dealer but he is better: competent, honest and no BS.

You lose nothing going there to talk to him.

I have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By cn90
Go to my cousin shop with all info and talk to...

Go to my cousin shop with all info and talk to them.

Personally, this is what I'd do if I were you:
- Drain the current oil, fill with Mobil1 15W50 (about $24 for 5qt jug at Walmart, you need 6...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By cn90
If you are in the L.A. area, my cousin owns a BMW...

If you are in the L.A. area, my cousin owns a BMW repair shop in Gardena CA:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/south-bay-independent-gardena-2
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By cn90
If you watch the video below, that guy's idle is...

If you watch the video below, that guy's idle is a bit low (about 550 rpm), that is why his red light flickers at idle.
Mine is at 700 rpm, this is why I have not encountered this annoying issue...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By cn90
Many many BMW models are plagued by this annoying...

Many many BMW models are plagued by this annoying issue (red light ONLY at idle and ONLY when engine is hot).

Just do a google search and you will see, Google "bmw red oil light flicker".

This...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 489
Posted By cn90
You are in California, use Mobil 1 15W50...

You are in California, use Mobil 1 15W50 synthetic and see what happens.
I don't blame your mechanic, this is a very difficult problem to deal with, even with the pros/BMW gurus...
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