Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-16-2012, 03:01 PM
BeavesBimmer BeavesBimmer is offline
Registered User
Location: Greenville, SC
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 43
Mein Auto: 2000 540i/6
Overfilled Expansion Tank

I am reading about the bleeder screw for the cooling system. However, this seems like for getting air out of the system.

I accidently added too much water to my expansion tank because the plunger was stuck at the bottom. When I dislodged it, it shot full extension.

What should I do? Is there a screw release? Or should I try to syphon?
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 05-16-2012, 03:34 PM
BeavesBimmer BeavesBimmer is offline
Registered User
Location: Greenville, SC
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 43
Mein Auto: 2000 540i/6
I found an old CN90 post suggesting a turkey baster extraction. Going to give this a try.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-16-2012, 06:58 PM
Axialflow Axialflow is offline
Registered User
Location: VA
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 57
Mein Auto: 525i 02
That will work.

and yes the bleeder screw is for Bleeding air out of the cooliing system.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-16-2012, 07:22 PM
MMME30W's Avatar
MMME30W MMME30W is offline
Super Moderator
Location: On The Move
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 14,064
Mein Auto: 2009 W906
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeavesBimmer View Post
I am reading about the bleeder screw for the cooling system. However, this seems like for getting air out of the system.

I accidently added too much water to my expansion tank because the plunger was stuck at the bottom. When I dislodged it, it shot full extension.

What should I do? Is there a screw release? Or should I try to syphon?
Um, I would just undo the blue drain plug one turn with a #3 philips, and drain until the level went down?

Edit - My apologies, I missed this was for an E39, not an E46.
__________________
“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by,and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.”

- J.C. Watts Jr.

Last edited by MMME30W; 05-16-2012 at 07:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms