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Old 01-24-2010, 05:07 PM
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Mein Auto: 2001 530 SP/PP/CWP/Slush
I'm at 62k and had a leak right around the water pump, so I replaced that and the thermostat preventively. I went over the radiator carefully and did not see signs of leaking, but I did replace the upper hose cause it was brittle though not leaking. But I'm planning on/assuming I'll have to replace the rad w/i a year. or around 70k miles. Not sure which rad I'll put in, but it won't be OEM.

2001 530 Steel Blue Metallic, purchased Dec 03
SP/PP/CWP/Slushbox (I know I know)

OEM M5 bumper, 40% Huper Optik ceramic tint, Dice Silverline Pro iPod adapter, 540SP radial spokes, Zimmerman Z-Coat rotors w/ Hawk HPS pads
"Mods": driveshaft, cooling system, Vanos, CCV, PSR, VCG, FSU, spark plugs, buncha belts-n-hoses, & other things I'd just as soon forget

BMW CCA member for 15 years
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