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E39 M62 Fan Explosion
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:02 am
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It happened to me too. 99 e39 540i - Ended up cutting headlight and other wire harness, hood liner, few dents. Ended up ordering a new Genuine BMW fan and clutch fan, shroud etc. The FEBI-Bilstein, Lemforder, Behr, etc. aftermarket parts are similar but not the same quality control I've learned!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:25 pm
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M-Kraft wrote:
It happened to me too. 99 e39 540i - Ended up cutting headlight and other wire harness, hood liner, few dents. Ended up ordering a new Genuine BMW fan and clutch fan, shroud etc. The FEBI-Bilstein, Lemforder, Behr, etc. aftermarket parts are similar but not the same quality control I've learned!

The OEM is probably made by one of the brands you are mentioning there, no arguing though if dough is not an issue anybody can buy OEM.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:34 pm
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Main point being, from a former service managers position, buying Genuine BMW parts costs more up front but hold to better overall quality standard than OEM re-brand parts.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:01 pm
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LOLZ

This looks familiar.

Back in spring of 2010, I was accelerating in my 1999 540ia when I heard what sounded like a huge bottle of glass hitting my car. I thought for sure someone had thrown a bottle at my car. I park my car and get out ready to slam my road rage tool (baseball bat) into the mother fucker who threw the bottle. There was only one problem. There was NO ONE around.

Then I see coolant leaking everywhere. Then I saw the hood dented up. Then I knew what had happened.

It was a $1,000.00 mistake after everything added up.

If I ever get back into an e39, I'm going to go with an electric setup for sure.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:44 am
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ambition wrote:
sounded like a huge bottle of glass hitting my car.

Yep, sounds about right! Parts cost sans hood repair/replacement is looking like around $500 (that's with e-fan conversion). Hood is going to stay busted for a while... whatever. It badly needed a respray anyway.
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You could run with a hood bra perhaps

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:01 pm
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M-Kraft wrote:
You could run with a hood bra perhaps

I'd rather leave it smashed forever.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:52 pm
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Update: PN 32411094205 (PS hose from box to cooler) is going to be a total PITA to replace. Since I'll now have to lift the engine off the mounts (on one side at least), there's no excuse not to replace them as well.

But for this week... it's still a 3800 lb car with no PS.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:37 am
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I changed both motor mounts, old ones were both cracked, it was good timing I guess, fairly straight forward task, did not remove the fan also.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:10 am
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Just wondering how your electric fan set up is going, have you started it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:10 pm
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Just wondering how your electric fan set up is going, have you started it?

It's done. thumleft
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