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Forum: Great Plains & Rocky Mountains Regions 02-06-2017, 12:18 PM
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-01-2017, 10:47 AM
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Posted By dkotanto
Good idea Jim, I will give the teflon tape a try...

Good idea Jim, I will give the teflon tape a try as soon as I see a leak. So far and after the the hose replacement with the BMW one, it has been ok.
Forum: Interior 12-31-2016, 06:53 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
I just saw one listed for sale at the Denver...

I just saw one listed for sale at the Denver craigslist. If you still want it, shoot the seller a message and see if he's willing to ship it to you:
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2016, 08:39 AM
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Posted By dkotanto
Interesting, isn't that what the lower pressure...

Interesting, isn't that what the lower pressure cap supposed to prevent?


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 10:03 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
Thanks, great post as usual. I've done the...

Thanks, great post as usual. I've done the complete cooling system overhaul (except the heater hoses under the intake) last May when I purchased the car at 55K miles. I've already done it three...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 09:47 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
It is not leaking yet. The weird thing about it...

It is not leaking yet. The weird thing about it is that it doesn't leak consistently. It may go a few days and not a drop and then it will spray about a cup of coolant :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 06:16 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
Thanks for checking the hose movement in your car...

Thanks for checking the hose movement in your car Ron and I appreciate the feedback on the brands. So it looks like the Wahler connection is tighter than the Behr and I wonder if I've got a Behr in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 05:33 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
Yeah, the possibility of a counterfeit crossed my...

Yeah, the possibility of a counterfeit crossed my mind too. I don't remember where I've got it from (I have to go dig the receipt) but I only buy from reputable sellers and forum sponsors :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 05:14 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
Thank you Barracuz. Mine is only snug at the...

Thank you Barracuz. Mine is only snug at the radiator end. The thermostat end was much easier to remove.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 04:24 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
Thanks Bill, I haven't seen any leaks yet. ...

Thanks Bill,

I haven't seen any leaks yet. It took a while before there were any visible leaks with the previous hose but I'm still hopeful that the new hose will resolve this.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2016, 01:34 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
Today I've replaced the hose with a BMW Genuine...

Today I've replaced the hose with a BMW Genuine hose. Unfortunately, I still see the same looseness at the thermostat connection. I made 100% sure that the hose is correctly fitted, the notches...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2016, 10:44 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
The wealth of knowledge in this forum is amazing!...

The wealth of knowledge in this forum is amazing! Thank you for sharing this information and wish you all the greatest Holidays ever!


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By dkotanto
Thanks, I've used the BMW expansion tank, Sachs...

Thanks, I've used the BMW expansion tank, Sachs fan clutch, BMW fan, Graf water pump, Waller thermostat, Nissen Radiator and Rein hoses. So far, only the upper hose has given me issues but it could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2016, 06:15 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
^^ Thanks, I will double check that. ...

^^
Thanks, I will double check that.


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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By dkotanto
Thanks, I just ordered a new genuine BMW hose. ...

Thanks, I just ordered a new genuine BMW hose. Didn't want to chance it. I just hope it isn't an issue with the thermostat housing. I have pushed the hose as hard as I could and it made no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2016, 01:35 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
Not sure, I will check. If that was the case...

Not sure, I will check. If that was the case though, wouldn't it start leaking badly right after the install? I've overhauled the entire cooling system last May, about 5000 miles ago and so far...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By dkotanto
Coolant leak from the thermostat and hose connection

Hi folks,

I have a leak between a new wahler tstat and the upper radiator hose (Rein) that is spraying against the airbox. Not sure if this is a hose issue or a thermostat defect. Has anyone...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By dkotanto
Front part number is 31336768102. Rear is...

Front part number is 31336768102. Rear is 33536768126

GL,
Jim
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-23-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By dkotanto
I've head zero issues using Ford Mercon SP for...

I've head zero issues using Ford Mercon SP for the last 40K miles. It is used on the same ZF 6HP26 tranny on Fords and it is Shell M1375.4 approved.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By dkotanto
Great job! Any suggestions on what we could all...

Great job! Any suggestions on what we could all do to prevent that of happening?


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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 12-21-2016, 01:54 PM
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Posted By dkotanto
Give these a try first. You will need two cans: ...

Give these a try first. You will need two cans:

https://www.amazon.com/Liqui-Moly-2020-Motor-Saver/dp/B00CPL8WY8

Others have had good luck with it. Still a band aid but if it works then it is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-21-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By dkotanto
Double check the alternator and battery...

Double check the alternator and battery connections. Loose connections will do that.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-20-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By dkotanto
The seller did offer to lower the price to $1400...

The seller did offer to lower the price to $1400 and I think he will take $1000 as he's very motivated to sell. I already have a nice 2003 530i sport with 65K miles and I thought for $1000 plus...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By dkotanto
Thanks, yes he's asking $1800, 85K miles. $1200...

Thanks, yes he's asking $1800, 85K miles. $1200 for a tranny sounds cheap. Assuming everything else checks out, it may be a good deal at $3K but chances are the car will need another $2K in repairs,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By dkotanto
Advice on a potential 530i buy - transmission problems

Hello,

I am looking at a 2003 BMW 530i that I may consider buying and fixing it. It has less than 100K miles but it does have transmission issues. According to the seller, the issues are:
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