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Water pump

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by Hot 540, Oct 9, 2008.

    Autohaus guest

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    I'll let you work on the E28 first before you touch the E39. Lets see if your master mechanical skills will blow me out of the tub :cool:
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    granthr

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    Chris:

    Sorry I was thinking you had a 525i, I don't know the M62 at all. So my comment about the location of the thermostat is probably not true. I am not aware of a high performance water pump for the V8s. But I think their water pumps are build better than the water pumps for the straight sixes.

    Have you thought about email Mike Miller at Tech Talk? He is a wealth of information on this stuff and can set you in the right direction. Ask him about your thermostat too. I don't have a Roundel with me here at work, but his email is in the tech section of Roundel. He usually responds fairly quickly. He has helped me numerous times, I couldn't be a shade tree mechanic without him! :D

    GR

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    I do have a 525i, though I wish I had the M62 :D. Maybe you got confused :confused:. It's ok. Its FRIDAY. Funny how my needle went a bit towards the blue this morning on the way to work at the same location. No worries though. I have emailed Mike Miller so many times that he finally posted my questions about my E28 in the August Tech Talk section:D
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    granthr

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    Chris:

    I am really confused!!!! :eek: I just read back through this thread. Here Hot540 was also posting and I got the two of you confused. You both have silver E39s!! I did look close enough to see who was posting! I thought you changed your picture!

    Yes Mike is great, I go through periods where I email him a lot too! I got to meet him at Octoberfest a few weeks ago. He provides a great service to the Club!! Don't know what we would do without him.

    Alright, good luck with the water pump. You will need to two little screws to screw into the water pump to work it out of the block. On my 328 the screws from the pulley where the correct size. The bentley explains this. Again, I am assuming this is still true on your motor. You have the M54 right? I think Hot540 answered my previous question to you about which motor you have.

    GR

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    Yes I have the M54. I need to invest in a bentley. Two of them for the E39 and E46. I could probably get away with a Chilton for the E28 :rolleyes:
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    granthr

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    Yes I would definetly get a bentley, they pay for themselves pretty quickly if you work on your car. Buying three at once would get expensive! Have not heard great things about the Chilton manuals. You should check ebay, you might be able to find some of these used.

    GR

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    Only problem is that I don't have a garage. Just a driveway. I am in NY so I would have to start learning how to do more stuff when spring hits. All I can do is oil changes for now. I would figure it would be about $400 to buy 3 spankin' new Bentley's (not the car, lol).
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    You buy a Chilton for the E28 and not only will I not touch that car, but I won't talk to you for the rest of eternity. :rolleyes:

    Autohaus guest

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    Then how will you do your oil changes? Find some random curb? LOL
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    az3579

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    The back yard will be clear of crap by the next oil change. :p

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