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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 11-05-2012, 12:01 PM
jmanyoyoyo jmanyoyoyo is offline
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M62tu coolant leak timing

As I am having my car washed, waxed and detailed BAM! Coolant leak from drivers side of radiator. I knew it would happen again eventually but this time it was slightly embarssing. The car apparently over heated in thw wash and the man told me that the manager wamted to speak with me as they wax it. I told him and others it was a common occurance and not to worry as I add coolant (kept some in my truck just in case) with steam floating around me.

The car wash also has a repair shop and the guy from there came out to talk to me. He laughed when I said "Don't worry man this **** happens to most bmws." He then said "i can tell you have owned a bmw for a while and that is exactly why I traded in for an Audi"

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:09 PM
JimLev JimLev is offline
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An Audi, wait until he starts getting repair bills! Tell him to start saving up for the cam belt replacment.

2000 540/6 Slightly tweeked...everywhere

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:42 PM
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Lol an audi he's f**ked motor on that car blows after 100k!:sly:

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