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    aaaaaaaagh need to vent..........stupid BMW

    So my package just turned up from Pelican parts all the way down under to Australia. (great service BTW) i had been having some issues with the 535i stalling and generally running like crap. so i hooked up carsoft and checked the codes ordered a crankshaft sensor and cam position sensor. Just got the car in the shed and started spannering away and discovered brown mud splattered all over the inside of the engine bay....... ????? the Water pump is wobbley again, i only replaced it just over 12 months ago, i've only done about 10000kms in that time............Is this normal, I knew the cooling systems were fragile but should i be replacing a pump every year???? can i do anything to extend the life of the pump. I use good quality coolant and check it regularly. Getting quite frustrated........

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    Get an EMP Stewart lifetime water pump and ...

    be sure to change the coolant every two years with BMW OEM coolant from the dealer. The EMP Stewart waterpump fits exactly but weights considerably more. I think the bearing surface area must be huge compared to the stock unit.

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    sounds like a plan, anyone know the size of the

    Spanner needed to remove the fan? the last time i did it i used a shifter and i broke the plastic pulley.



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    32mm, forget about Stewart they R only for the I6






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    Re Stewart

    Are these guys still in business? Although their web site is up and running I've had emails to 2 different contacts bounce back.

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    Re: Re Stewart / success

    Pelican has them listed but not for the 535/540. They have an OEM with plastic impellor and an after market Graf with a steel impellor, Any thoughts????


    I went back to Autobarn (car parts shop) where i bought the water pump from last time and they seem to think the pump should have a 2 year warranty and were going to chase up a replacment which will be great.........



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    Also, get one of these or fabricate one. Hammering

    or using screwdriver works, but I got tired of it. You can break something or hurt yourself.
    http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums/e39/9622263-1.html



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    Re: aaaaaaaagh need to vent..........stupid BMW

    I removed the fan nut by putting an adjustable wrench on it and striking the wrench clockwise, Don't miss and break something.

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    Re: aaaaaaaagh need to vent..........stupid BMW

    Thanks guys, working on it today, also discovered mystery oil leak while spannering away. Oh well



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