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Old 01-25-2010, 08:21 AM
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Hmm, I could have sworn I started a thread a year or so back to ask at what mileage all E39 owners experienced cooling failure or replaced proactively before failure. I can't seem to locate it though. Still, I think many will agree that if you're above 80k on your original radiator, expansion tank etc. it's time for an overhaul. I suspicion 525's are not nearly as hard on the cooling systems as the others because I made it to 120k with no major failures and confirmed I still had the stock rad but at that point I was getting nervous and decided to go ahead and put in all new hoses, expansion tank, rad and water pump because I didn't want to end up stranded somewhere. Anyways goodluck with what you decide!

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