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E39s have mechanical fans?!
Yep... of the VERY small list of things I don't like about these cars, that's number 1. The fan clutches fail pretty catastrophically (lock up and launch off through the hood... yes, it actually happens), the flimsy shroud are glass fiber reinforced (like the P80 rad supports that cut your hands up) and of course they're power hogs. I regard the E39 as the perfect car, but they do have a couple flaws!
Is that a Service Reminder of CEL on ? Your not allowed to have a CEL, only BMWDUBYA and I are allowed, hee hee
😂 Mine never goes away!
 

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Put on the Canopus/WRG4 since it's snowy and the NA is out of service and there were toys to be scored at the JY

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then we got bbq

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Did you guys have to fist fight for the M56? 😆

Nice haul though! Looks a little chilly to pull a transmission. I was spoiled with 65 degree sunny weather yesterday, so I was finally able to do a bunch of work on the E39.
 

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Did you guys have to fist fight for the M56? 😆

Nice haul though! Looks a little chilly to pull a transmission. I was spoiled with 65 degree sunny weather yesterday, so I was finally able to do a bunch of work on the E39.
No lol, only one of us has a use for a M56LK.

It was well into the 30s, calm, and sunny. I would have been 100% comfortable if I hadn't gotten snow in my boots while throwing the WRG4 on the S70.
 

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Your cars always look like they must have been in good hands. And they are actually.
Currently they are. Can't say the same about the past. This S70 has been beat up pretty bad and was in a pretty significant crash at some point. However, at 100k miles, the morons in its past hadn't had enough time to totally destroy it yet.


You may recall that one of the first things my dad and I did with this car when we got it home was strip the interior and wash the carpets. They were GROSS. There were like 6 air fresheners stinking up the interior, too. It took a couple months for that to air out. Hopefully I'll get around to painting the bumpers this spring and then this car will actually look good.
 

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This car came home 1 year and 7 minutes ago. We've come a long way.....over the last 2,219 miles lol. My dad got 103k earlier this afternoon.

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Very much enjoying getting to cruise around in this car this winter. Can't wait for the next batch of upgrades this spring.

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P80s look luxury on Canopus.
I don't love them but they serve a purpose and have grown on me some. Good for keeping snow out of the brakes. I had some sketchy moments with that back when we were rocking Antlia year-round on the NA and it's nice not having that problem with these.
 
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