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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 03-19-2016, 01:20 PM
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first issue with my new favorite ride..

GF goes out to start the car this AM.Kind of warmed it up a bit.I go to drive down the D-way and for obvious reasons glance @ temp gauge,all the way hot.Shut of car open hood and notice all is well.The Thermostat hasn't even opened yet.Get back in start car.The gauge is normal.drove all day no problems at all.hmmm...
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:48 PM
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With engine cold, check the coolant level.

BTW, modern cars (like the E39) are designed to start up and go; no heating necessary nor advised.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:49 PM
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I will thanks edjack.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:16 PM
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Critical Initial error spotted in the first line.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:50 PM
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Critical Initial error spotted in the first line.
IKR..lol
She wants to drive it so bad...
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