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Old 12-17-2012, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Only1Balto View Post
I suspect the culprit is the water pump
This is the list of recommended waterpumps to buy:
- What brand of waterpump to buy (1)

I just ran into this parts list from this thread:
Originally Posted by AZ-528i View Post
I agree with cn90! While you have the fan off, overhaul the whole system. You will be thankful you did. E39 radiators are notorious for going bad around 60K miles.

Here is a cooling system overhaul part list that I made when planning my overhaul (purchased from
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Please read the suggested threads and add value, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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