02-26-2012, 04:53 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Mein Auto: 98 540i
Cooling System Parts Diagram 3/98 E39 M62 Engine 540iA
I do not know if any of you may be aware of this but my poor 540i has been sitting in the driveway for almost 6 months like some Redneck Lawn Ornament....Everyday I have been scouring this forum for some very specific diagrams so I do not pull the engine apart and find that I am too lost to put it back together. (BTW, thank you BlueBee and Cn90 for your in depth DIY's and info). I wanted to share what I just ran across about 3 min ago.
www.RealOEM.com I plugged in the last 7 of my vehicle VIN and selected Cooling System and I received all this wonderful information. Part numbers, diagrams..*****!
Just to let you know where I stand in terms of my neglect of my baby (540i not child),
1. I have to replace 4 window regulators,
2. Radiator replacement
3. HVAC blower Fan Replacement (FSU already switch but no joy).
4. Most importantly electrical system short of some sort. Symptoms, instrument cluster froze while driving 60 MPH, the lights stayed on but no interference with propulsion of the vehicle. When I turned the vehicle off, the instrument cluster stayed in frozen as if I was still cruiz'n at 60mph. I have deduced that while testing the FSU I noticed that prong #2 which should have been a ground (if I can recall correctly) what HOT! It shock the hell out of one of my friends. I am hoping I can resolve this when I replace the Blower motor.
I will post photos of my radiator adventure if it will help anyone with a 98 540iA.
One last question: If I own a 3/98 E39 M62 540iA with factory SPORT package, do I look at parts for the "sport" version of my vehicle or is that only for manual transmission 540's?
Last edited by RYANO_1; 02-26-2012 at 02:21 PM.
Reason: too many photos