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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 10-12-2012, 11:38 PM
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Low Coolant Level But Not Overheating

So after driving back from Vegas to L.A. and going about 120 the entire time, I received a Check Coolant Level. The next day I filled it with 50/50, opened the hood and noticed a green splash of the old coolant across the top front engine. After a week the car never over heated but I still took it in. They say the water pump is leaking and there is a cracked hose. The water pump is rather new, the cracked hose I understand. What should I do? They want $450 to replace both.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:37 PM
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Bust out those nitril gloves and get too cracking if you plan on saving money on the car. Cooling overhaul diy is in this link--->>> http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/199986

Search around read the forum there is a load of info regarding the cooling system. Its really not that hard of a job.
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