Thanks, your write up on the replacement made me go for it. An indy wanted something $400 just to do the radiator. We replaced everything.
Originally Posted by cn90
dmako, glad you did it, you will drive with peace of mind knowing that the next cooling job is some 80K away
1. 32-mm fan clutch nut, easy for me, simply use a long screwdriver and a big whack COUNTERCLOCKWISE...the fan clutch came out in 1 minute.
2. Redline Water wetter IMHO is snake oil
(I use Redline MT-90 in my manual trans and Redline 80W90 in rear diff).
So Water Wetter is unproven, a marketing tactic...........
1999 BMW 528i sports pkg. 5-speed, rear lip spoiler, removed phone, Aspheric mirror, new M5 dead pedal, home made clutch stop, removed intake muffler, clear side and rear lights, Nein CDV, full cooling system overall, Beisan VANOS seals.
Best mod to date: removed seat clip.