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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 10:36 PM
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Views: 315
Posted By cwpo1
I figured it was time to replace the valve...

I figured it was time to replace the valve covers, but I didn't think it would make it smoke. I imagine the CCV would have more to do with the smoke?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By cwpo1
Help!! Car Smoking!!!

My 2003 525i is currently smoking at start and occasionally during the drive. Every now and again a large plume of smoke comes out of the tailpipe. This just started. The events that lead to this are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
I Believe so. My mechanic is actually a german...

I Believe so. My mechanic is actually a german guy and he always uses oem parts. It may have been that all the other parts were changed and it made it stick or something. More pressure on it with new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-18-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
finally found out the answer

I finally had to take the car to my usual mechanic. it turns out my 2 year old thermostat had started sticking causing the fluctuation. Replaced thermostat, no problems. ride home temp cruised at 99...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
I am going to try the coolant temp sensor first...

I am going to try the coolant temp sensor first before doing the fan. The fluctuation did not start until after I changed out the radiator, upper and lower hoses, water pump, and belts. Thermostat...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
The final result

You are right on the first count. It turns out there was a blockage in the snake line along the top of the radiator. When I changed out the water pump back in January I put gasket maker around the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
update

I unlocked the obc. temp at idle between 106-109, while driving 111-118 (temp gauge moved at 116), the lower radiator hose was hot to the touch, the upper radiator hose was hot to the touch, when I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
No mods on cooling system. Is this the sensor the...

No mods on cooling system. Is this the sensor the runs the front fan? If so will it give off a code if I scan the system?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
I did the radiator and water pump, sorry I left...

I did the radiator and water pump, sorry I left that out of the post. I did not do the fan clutch/blade. How can you tell anything on the fan clutch?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
I completed the bleed step 1 but when taking the...

I completed the bleed step 1 but when taking the drive the temp gauge continued to fluctuate between 1/2 and 3/4. It even exceeded 3/4 but did not enter the red. When I pulled in the drive way the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
So no bleeding from the bleeder on top of the...

So no bleeding from the bleeder on top of the expansion tank?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
Thanks for all the input. I put it on the ramps...

Thanks for all the input. I put it on the ramps yesterday evening, but I won't have time to do anything until this evening. I went ahead an put it on the ramps so it will be ice cold when I start the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-07-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,482
Posted By cwpo1
Post cooling system overhaul/temp gauge fluctuation

I did the cooling system overhaul a couple of months ago (radiator, upper/lower hoses, expansion tank, belts, and thermostat a few months prior). It was just reported to me yesterday that the temp...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By cwpo1
Glad I could help. Make sure you post when you do...

Glad I could help. Make sure you post when you do something to help us non-mechanics!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By cwpo1
and by the way, I did have to take the seats out...

and by the way, I did have to take the seats out to get it done. It was not possible with the seat in....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By cwpo1
What you have does sound like the seat twist. The...

What you have does sound like the seat twist. The seat twist is not always an adequate description. Search this forum for "seat twist" to get the diy. As long your motors are running when you hit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By cwpo1
I did not know it was possible.:dunno: I had...

I did not know it was possible.:dunno: I had already planned to changed out the radiator and the upper/lower hoses anyway.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,656
Posted By cwpo1
It would not hold with the clip broken. :dunno:

It would not hold with the clip broken. :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By cwpo1
Also I only replaced the top and bottom radiator...

Also I only replaced the top and bottom radiator hoses. I did not change out the heater hoses or the vent hose.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By cwpo1
@ bluebee. I did not get a pic of the radiators...

@ bluebee. I did not get a pic of the radiators but I did set them out side by side and they were identical. It was listed on the website as an OEM replacement and since I had already blew 200 on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By cwpo1
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=597412

I have links in this thread to cooling system overhaul which includes removing the fan clutch.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By cwpo1
If no leaks and radiator is full, it may be the...

If no leaks and radiator is full, it may be the fan clutch? Do you have any service records? Or can you tell what has been changed out in the cooling system?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By cwpo1
Notes from my cooling system overhaul

I Completed my cooling system overhaul this weekend. First off you really need to read the cooling system overhauls by bluebee and cn90...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,656
Posted By cwpo1
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,656
Posted By cwpo1
Not to pile on, but the epoxy will not hold. I...

Not to pile on, but the epoxy will not hold. I just had to do a patch while waiting on a radiator to come in. It lasted around two weeks before the air bubbles became a leak. I got a CSF radiator for...
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