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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2015, 08:38 PM
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Posted By rabi
Random behavior of air conditioner in 2003 525i

In Texas's hot summer, the error displays as "External Temperature xx". xx is very low. Then heaters are on blowing hot air. This happens randomly and does not stop. I open windows, switch off AC...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By rabi
How much difference will it be from doing 525i? I...

How much difference will it be from doing 525i? I also saw the coolant leak (blue liquid on garage floor). So I may have to check the radiator and hoses including WP. It has been only 20K miles I did...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By rabi
Sorry, it was to clear in my brief posting. The...

Sorry, it was to clear in my brief posting. The WP replacement is not expensive but it looks little difficult on DIY. Tstat by Wahler seems the right one. Need to find a good DIY in the forum to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By rabi
Smile Thanks guys::) Last summer there was coolant...

Thanks guys::)
Last summer there was coolant problem (low) which I filled up then and bleeded too. There was leak below bleeder screw due to bad o-ring. It was fixed. The needle at low has been for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By rabi
Temperature Gauge in 2003 525i

The temperature reading always stays pretty low just above the start/blue area. Once a while it goes to normal mid position. The cabin is not heated at all in winter. Complete cooling system overhaul...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
Cn90: Yes, I shall get brass bleeder screw to...

Cn90:
Yes, I shall get brass bleeder screw to replace plastic one. The 525i has only 96K miles on it and runs 15 miles a day. Yes, with weak cooling system all are vulnerable to a potential toast....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
Found the fault

This morning I went to the BMW dealerís parts store here for coolant and bleeding screw. They gave me a screw and some coolant (250ml) left in a container without any charge.
I opened the old screw...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
Leak was found

I filled up the expansion tank with coolant and drove it. After 2 miles, check coolant leak sign came. The temperature gauge was at 12 o clock. After 5 miles drive on highway, i stopped and opened...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
status update

Status Update:
The coolant spots were cleaned, coolant was added (a cup was enough to fill) and engine was run for 15 mins on drive way. The temperature gauge came up to 12 o clock and stopped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
Why do you think so?

Why do you think so?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
Cn90: Thanks for the link on cap testing. I find...

Cn90: Thanks for the link on cap testing. I find it complicated compared to just replace the cap ($10.00). Yes, if the tank's front end is leaking, i will change the tank ( i mean expansion...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
Thanks Cn90 for the suggestions. During Oct 2010,...

Thanks Cn90 for the suggestions. During Oct 2010, I followed your cooling overhaul link and changed all the parts recommended. You had also clarified some of my doubts about parts that I had to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
Thanks Edjack. Let me see how to do pressure...

Thanks Edjack. Let me see how to do pressure check. By rad tank, Do you mean reservoir?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By rabi
Collant leak

Coolant is leaking from my 525i and the pictures attached show the white sprayed coolant near reservoir top and around that. I am not sure which part or parts may be the source of leaking. can any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
Posted By rabi
Service Engine Soon and Cruise Control

I went to a local garage for brake work. They changed the brake pads (front and rear) and front brake sensor. The rear brake sensor was bad but could not be available to change. They also changed the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By rabi
I checked the ATF level. It is very very low. May...

I checked the ATF level. It is very very low. May be 5% fluid left there. It appears there is a slow leak in the plastic pipe below the ATF reservoir and also the alternator is looking oil-bathed...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-04-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By rabi
I continued to drive without taking the car...

I continued to drive without taking the car dealer and noticed the noise reduced as temperature has increased. It is almost gone now except the steering sound is there. When steering is turned it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By rabi
Noise at the starting time in 525i

Since my last oil change in 525i, I am hearing noise while starting engine and it stays for several minutes. It is loud in morning when starts compared to other times. The steering also squeals with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-22-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By rabi
Cold start noise

After the oil change at BMW dealer, my 2003 525i (78K miles) is giving tapping/ticking weird noise every morning while started for last three weeks when morning temperature is 40-50 F. Then the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By rabi
You are absolutely right. I returned the can and...

You are absolutely right. I returned the can and went to a friendly Indy to top up freon in the car. It worked well and not have to pay a lot.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,868
Posted By rabi
The small cap inlet is the low-pressure port....

The small cap inlet is the low-pressure port. Some how, the plastic valve was not doing well that i got from Autozone for which i lost freon while connecting. After that i found the critical mass...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By rabi
Agreed. But i am unable to top up at all due to...

Agreed. But i am unable to top up at all due to valve not being connected.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By rabi
I was filling through the low-pressure port. The...

I was filling through the low-pressure port. The high side does not fit at all as is a bigger sized port. But for some reason, the valve does not get locked at the service port. It only gets the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,868
Posted By rabi
Hi Fudman, You are right about the critical...

Hi Fudman,
You are right about the critical amount of freon in the system. I could not add freon when the valve came with the can did not fit well and in that process some freon was released. Then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 165,437
Posted By rabi
This picture seems showing the high pressure one....

This picture seems showing the high pressure one. It is large and close to the tank and radiator. It is connected to a junction where other pipes are also connected.

The low-pressure one seems to...
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