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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 06-08-2011, 06:29 PM
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coolant issue?

I recently got my car fixed, swapped the engine and the tranny. Everything is running fine now but I noticed something that doesnt look normal. When the car is cold in the mornings the coolant level is low, but when the car is cold after driving it the coolant level goes up. what can cause this issue? the check coolant or check engine light doesn't come on.

also, i noticed something else. whenever you drive the car and you accelerate a little hard the car kicks and then it holds the gear, and then when i gas it really hard the abs light comes on and the dash board shakes. what can cause that?
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:40 PM
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The coolant expands when it is warm. If I am not mistaken, your car does not have a coolant level sensor. About the ABS light, you will have to get it scanned and see what codes it is throwing.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:43 PM
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The coolant expands when it is warm. If I am not mistaken, your car does not have a coolant level sensor. About the ABS light, you will have to get it scanned and see what codes it is throwing.
i know that it expands but the coolant level is really low, it's between 3 1/2 to 4 inches below the cold level.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:49 PM
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i know that it expands but the coolant level is really low, it's between 3 1/2 to 4 inches below the cold level.
Top it off to the cold mark, and bleed your cooling system.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:10 PM
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Top it off to the cold mark, and bleed your cooling system.
Doing a /bleed in the bestlinks, I find the following for the OP:
- Bleeding the cooling system (1) (2) (3)
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