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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-19-2012, 07:22 PM
Ike418 Ike418 is offline
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Need help

im new to the site, was wondering if you guys could help me out. i have a 98,528i. i just put a new water pump and radiator on it about 3weeks ago, today i noticed my thermostat gage was going into the red. any ideas of what could be the problem?
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:34 AM
Thirty9er Thirty9er is offline
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Could be your thermostat, mine did that not long ago, scared the be jingles out of me as thought that it was my cylinder head over heating. Should be about $80 for the part
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:26 PM
jadnashuanh jadnashuanh is offline
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No idea on this one, but on some engines, it's hard to get all of the air out when draining then refilling the cooling system. Have you checked the actual level?
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