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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-18-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By HTK12
There is no reason to remove control arms & shock...

There is no reason to remove control arms & shock to access the bolts behind the hub. Of course you can do it that way, but that is the hardest and most expensive way to do it. I know because I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By HTK12
With shop tools it's quite a bit easier&faster to...

With shop tools it's quite a bit easier&faster to do because you got the car on a lift and you got shop tools. Removing the axle nut only takes few seconds with a professional air tools. Without them...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By HTK12
Test drive both. Just a note, your z4 with 3.0 is...

Test drive both. Just a note, your z4 with 3.0 is quite a bit faster than 530i. It's even slightly faster than 540i.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By HTK12
None taken. I've replaced both rear bearings on...

None taken. I've replaced both rear bearings on my e39 and I can tell you there was no chance to get the axle out by tapping it. I broke a large puller while trying to remove hub. Considering OP has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By HTK12
I didn't suggest he needs a alignment. I just...

I didn't suggest he needs a alignment. I just told the way I would do it. The guide that OP posted has a potential issue, that is if the axle is stuck on the hub (most likely it is) you got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By HTK12
I would personally remove the rear wheel hub and...

I would personally remove the rear wheel hub and then the axle from the diff. That way no need to remove any control arms, thus no need for alignment. CN90 made a nice rear wheel bearing DIY that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By HTK12
Scan the car for airbag codes.

Scan the car for airbag codes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By HTK12
Cam codes would be sensor/timing related, the...

Cam codes would be sensor/timing related, the engine diagnostic doesn't know anything about the cam bearings. So it does sound like a sensor issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By HTK12
E39 will do just fine in winter. Only issue is...

E39 will do just fine in winter. Only issue is that if you get a lot snow on the road e39 like any other 2-wheel drive can't get through it. Real 4x4 with winter tires will easily manage 10+ inches...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 368,491
Posted By HTK12
Are you using a cheap DMM? I tried on a cheap DMM...

Are you using a cheap DMM? I tried on a cheap DMM and I couldn't get readings (0L). With a decent DMM I got good readings and was able to determine the defective abs sensor.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By HTK12
I doubt that is the issue.. The only way I would...

I doubt that is the issue.. The only way I would imagine that could happen would be oil starvation. If that was the case there would be other damage aswell, meaning the engine would be scrap. So if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By HTK12
No always adjust from the drum. Adjusting from...

No always adjust from the drum. Adjusting from the cable will stress the cables (believe me you don't want to change them, they are PITA). Second is that adjusting from the cables will decrease the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By HTK12
I have to disagree on this one. It it meant to...

I have to disagree on this one. It it meant to hold the car on a steep hill. However, it requires the brake drum and shoes to be in good shape. I've parked plenty of cars in steep hills and hand...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 546
Posted By HTK12
Find the issue and fix it. E39 has antenna that...

Find the issue and fix it. E39 has antenna that is good enough when it's in good shape. There is no need to upgrade.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By HTK12
As QSilver7 said sell the steering wheel.. There...

As QSilver7 said sell the steering wheel.. There is no way to make it work. Single-stage airbag can't be used in a car that has two-stage airbag system.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 546
Posted By HTK12
It is possible, but requires quite a bit of...

It is possible, but requires quite a bit of effort to make it work. So if your modified cars before it won't be a problem, if you haven't this probably will be quite a challenge.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By HTK12
To get a full diagnostic tool I would say get...

To get a full diagnostic tool I would say get INPA compatible cable. For software: INPA and DIS. Once you get the hang of those and still want more then get TESTO, Progman and start using rest of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By HTK12
You can't program a new key to your car without...

You can't program a new key to your car without special equipment. I'm talking about the EWS part of the key, that is what prevents you from starting the car. If the EWS chip was successfully copied...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 22,869
Posted By HTK12
I can't see how there could be any long term...

I can't see how there could be any long term issues from fueling a gasoline powered e39 with diesel. Depending how well the diesel it siphoned out it might take few refills to get all of the diesel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By HTK12
Well I'm not sure the laws you got there, but...

Well I'm not sure the laws you got there, but here the light emitted needs to be certain color. If it ain't you fail. It's quite simple.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By HTK12
I don't understand what your crying about. Each...

I don't understand what your crying about. Each light has to be a certain color. It ain't hard to get them right.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 789
Posted By HTK12
If this ever happens to you again, when ever you...

If this ever happens to you again, when ever you hear weird flapping noises from engine bay pull-over and open the hood for a visual inspection. When you lose a belt your in serious trouble. When you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By HTK12
Well most brands got those kind of owners. BMW...

Well most brands got those kind of owners. BMW are now more mainstream than before, so non-car enthusiasts have bought BMW's. If you compare the BMW forums to volvo forums you see that BMW owners are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By HTK12
Well that is my opinion of Volvo. Mind you we got...

Well that is my opinion of Volvo. Mind you we got quite a few volvos here (the neighboring country is sweden). I know quite a few volvo owners and none of them are car enthusiast. Reason why they got...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By HTK12
Volvos are just boxes on wheels to get from a to...

Volvos are just boxes on wheels to get from a to b. Good car for the wife to get kids safely to school. Not a car for a car enthusiast. The new chinese owner is trying to shift the image to sporty...
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