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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:22 PM
Eliasmalak Eliasmalak is offline
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Enginr heat error

Hello there,
I want to explain to you my issue and if you any of you guys can help i would be grateful.
I own a 2006 530i and i have this issue where when i drive the engine heat light pops up saying i should stop the engine and let it cool. When i had this issue for the first time three weeks ago i stopped the car and noticed the engine was still cold not hot... that took me by surprise. Three weeks later same thing happens i put hand on the engine its still cold its not even warm! The second event happened 10 min after i left home. I went to the electrician and he said you have a weak battery cable and he added a small resistor between some wires and all worked well. Today, again same thing happens. \

If the engine was overheated i would be more happy then to find out why this car is giving wrong errors. Its frustrating it has happened three times and i don't know when the 4th will strike next

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:48 AM
pcy pcy is offline
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Very likely, the water pump is the culprit for that error. On your car, the water pump is electric. It's known to fail.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:56 AM
Eliasmalak Eliasmalak is offline
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hey i just checked the water level it was low so i filled it with fresh water again. but im curious where did the water go? is it normal for it to lose a bit of water after 6 months of driving
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:42 AM
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Cooling system is a closed-loop system; hence, water loss is not expected. There may be a minor leak (possibly a hairline crack on the bottom of coolant reservoir) or a minor leak somewhere else. It must be evaporating if you don't see any visible signs of leaking coolant.
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