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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,600
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Is it bad to mix water and coolant? Can I put...

Is it bad to mix water and coolant? Can I put just "any" coolant"?

Second, should I go with replacing the thermostat or the fan clutch after a self diagnosis? :(


How much wood can a woodchuck...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,600
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Hello, Mbell666. Thank you for the...

Hello, Mbell666.


Thank you for the response. Well, I informed the mechanic of the issue the week after repairs and his demeanor made me assume that he would charge me again if I brought my car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,600
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Waveho, I drive a '97 540i. Your post sounds...

Waveho, I drive a '97 540i.

Your post sounds VERY familiar!!!!

I replaced the radiator a month ago after it 'popped' due to one time overheating.

A week since replacing the radiator, I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Good! So, if he uses a "cheap" alternative it...

Good!
So, if he uses a "cheap" alternative it will be okay?

And I will connect with the local guys that offered insight about this issue.


I will definitely research Pelican Parts, for I need...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Theola_Henry214
@Steve530 Evidently, that total includes the...

@Steve530

Evidently, that total includes the radiator, 30 gallons of coolant AND 3hrs of labor!


Sounds good, but is it, really? I am aware that a radiator normally goes from $400up-especially...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Theola_Henry214
JKRIT, that's what I was afraid of...soldering is...

JKRIT, that's what I was afraid of...soldering is a lazy and desperate way out and into more hardship.

So, how do y'all feel about AutoHausAZ.com??? That's where I looked for a radiator, but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Talking I love this place!!!! Such amazing information,...

I love this place!!!! Such amazing information, thank you all!


Now, I've taken my car to D&K Auto here in Cedar Park. He's going to do the work for $390. Is that a good deal?

Next, I still...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Thank YOU StrangeDays!!! You afforded me some...

Thank YOU StrangeDays!!! You afforded me some relief...


That makes sense to me. It's what the engineers of the family told me (mom, bro, sis), including a 30 year BMW specialist. I was so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Question Radiator

Alright. :mad:

In the event of replacement. Could there be an underlying issue such as a fouled/cracked/blown head gasket or gaskets?


I would like to send a picture of the crack. The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Smile The mechanic changed the cable. It was corroded...

The mechanic changed the cable. It was corroded and dirty; same with my cruise control cable. He suggested a new one, but also said it's not pertinent to have and I can always replace it later.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Theola_Henry214
WOW!! Here's my concern. The car is...

WOW!!


Here's my concern. The car is driveable and does now emit any smoke. I know that driving with a crack in the radiator is foolish and risky, so what could this problem actually be?

I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Well, everyone I meant to post a thank you after...

Well, everyone I meant to post a thank you after this issue was taken care of. I appreciate all the insight from y'all.


Now, I have another problem to address and I'm afriad I don't know where...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Question Replace Radiator?

Good afternoon all,

Last week my 1997 BMW 540i may have finally quit on me. After 2-3 weeks of a fluctuating thermostat. The radiator simply "popped", emitting a steam cloud and some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Theola_Henry214
FlyBot, yes my brake pedal would NOT give!!! It...

FlyBot, yes my brake pedal would NOT give!!! It was very scary and the car would gradually accelerate. I managed to get the car to an open Lowe's parking lot....seriously-WHEW!!!! And the gas pedal...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Thanks for the reply, Of course, I turned the...

Thanks for the reply,
Of course, I turned the car off. However, when I turned the ignition after putting it in park my rpm increased dramatically to 7000 rpm. Again, my foot was NOT on the pedal,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-13-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Butterfly throttle not working! Car accelerates on its own!

My 97 BMW will not stop accelerating!!!! Even when my foot is NOT on the gas pedal.

I couldn't step on the brakes. I had to pull the emergency brake in order to stop the car. Very scary and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Red face Oh, LOL I had no ideaa! Will make a note never to...

Oh, LOL I had no ideaa! Will make a note never to use "beamers" again.

Well, I drive apprx. 15 mi. to work....5 of 7 days.

Then at least 10-15 2 of 7 days. I try not to travel too far with it....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-01-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Theola_Henry214
Red face GASOLINE/EXHAUST Issue

Hello Beamers,

I am very new to the BMW world. I currently drive a slightly use 1997 BMW 540i, automatic; it's been 4 months at least. The car is wonderful at times, but of course I've had...
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