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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
yes thats exactly what i got. So...

yes thats exactly what i got.

So essentially i tried everything possible to validate where the leak is coming from. The female port on the radiator for the oil cooler heat exchanger to radiator...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
I have seen my error. to answer your...

I have seen my error.

to answer your question, its a twist lock.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
Ahh yes, incorrectly I called it the...

Ahh yes, incorrectly I called it the "trasnmission oil cooler" when in fact it is refered to as the "oil cooler" Ref: par number 17217505823

Listed as part 1 on page...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-04-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
If only overcoming inherent social sexism were as...

If only overcoming inherent social sexism were as easy as casually adding a "/she" every time we referred to a person of unknown sex as "he". If it were, that injustice would be solved presently.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
And as such I respect him for that. Im sure it...

And as such I respect him for that. Im sure it takes WAY more time than I have. I recognise that he facilitates the recsource that I come to for help.

On the subject at hand he offered nothing of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
Bluebee Questioning my credibility is a big...

Bluebee

Questioning my credibility is a big deal to me; unless you know me, don't. That's pretty much a universal "no no" in all cultures. Now, enough social education and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
ya i can see the advantage of cheaper radiator. I...

ya i can see the advantage of cheaper radiator. I LOVE the car and would keep it if i could, it runs GREAT and only has 100k on it. We have another kiddo on the way and it wont fit 3...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
Ok, ill get a refund, (240$) and buy a bher....

Ok, ill get a refund, (240$) and buy a bher. Thanks! Funny that the very first one worked great. well except for a leak less than a year later.

MN
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By mlnelson
Angry Coolant Leak-tried and tried to fix.

Gents,

I have an 02 540i Sport. Its an auto. In April I replaced the radiator with one from auto zone (i am aware of zionsville but don't have the $) it has a life time warranty.

The other day...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,745
Posted By mlnelson
I had the same issues in my car. I tried the...

I had the same issues in my car. I tried the black goo, but it was black goo and it has a horrid brith defects warning on it. My wife, who was pregnant at the time, drives teh car most of the time. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,475
Posted By mlnelson
Trip Report

My family and i just did a 600 mile road trip this weekend. We put our 4 year old in his "racing seat", which looks just like a racing seat, and our 1 month old in the middle in his car seat, and we...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By mlnelson
Ok yes, I know it sounds like a "Racer story" and...

Ok yes, I know it sounds like a "Racer story" and I did mention that in after thought that i should have just pulled over, but that guy was dangerously close to my rear bumper. IMO speeding up to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By mlnelson
Sheepish

:confused:Hey Gents!

Well Today I was pushed to the breaking point. On my way home from a short road trip in my 02 540I M-Sport a guy in a Magnum Wagon R/T was pushing my buttons all over the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-03-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By mlnelson
to that end. I saw some metal aftermarket fans on...

to that end. I saw some metal aftermarket fans on USAutoparts-dot-com has anyone tried those?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By mlnelson
about 2 months ago i ran into this. There is an...

about 2 months ago i ran into this. There is an old DIY were cn90 pointed you.

I have spent a lot of time under the hood of american iron. What a giant pain in the butt. I was so happily suprised...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By mlnelson
Dirty Laundry FOR SURE!!! Ya, lessons...

Dirty Laundry FOR SURE!!!

Ya, lessons learned!

1) When road tripping with your wife, take a second to look down at your gauge panel!
2) Turn down the Glee CD so you can hear the "DING"
3)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-02-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By mlnelson
Lucked Out!

This weekend my wife and I were on a short road trip. When we got home my wife said, "hey whats that blue fluid?" Now, i have spent a lot of time teaching my wife not to ever drive our cars when the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,428
Posted By mlnelson
Ok, I used something similar to it just a few...

Ok, I used something similar to it just a few days ago. The process went like this.

1) Bad Alternator. (540 so its water cooled)
2) Had been told valley pan seals were headed out and it was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By mlnelson
Thats my primary problem. What = essential?...

Thats my primary problem.

What = essential? Within the collective conscisniouss (the forums) there are a lot of opinions about what is essential. I am never in the habbit of doing Prevenative...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By mlnelson
I used some GE Premimum water proof silicone ,...

I used some GE Premimum water proof silicone , rain ready, gutter and flashing, out of a caulking tube. I use this stuff in my contracting business with amazing results. I went down to the zone to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-22-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By mlnelson
Before/After

Hey gents,

Longtime lurker.
Ill work on building a signature later...

Just did a tint job on m 02 540i M Sport. Had it since September, its been a pain in the rear but I love the car.

88k...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-20-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 607
Posted By mlnelson
Smile 540 Fun

Newish member. Longtime lurker dont post much because the search works so dang well!!

I have a 2002 540I Sport (m-sport?) that i bought for 12k from a friend. I had never driven a BMW before and I...
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