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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Bwood1
If you do a complete cooling system overhaul, you...

If you do a complete cooling system overhaul, you might consider Evans NPG+ since it runs with no pressure in the system (meaning no pressure leaks). I have been running it in Texas for many years...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-29-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Bwood1
I R&R'd an automatic on my 2002 540iA and 16" of...

I R&R'd an automatic on my 2002 540iA and 16" of height was enought to get the transmission out. I brought out between the engine andpassenger front tire. With the original front bumper I was able...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,905
Posted By Bwood1
Sorry, I haven't check in lately. A roller...

Sorry, I haven't check in lately. A roller bearing gave out in the housing. The pump quit turning and the temp. guage was pegged. No fluid loss and no damage to the car at all.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,905
Posted By Bwood1
I am running it in thee BMW's now (99-528, 01-325...

I am running it in thee BMW's now (99-528, 01-325 and 02-540) in Texas and have nothing but good things to say about Evans. It saved my 528 when a water pump bearing went out and I was stuck in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By Bwood1
This is probably a stretch, but check the plugs...

This is probably a stretch, but check the plugs in the back of the instrument cluster. They have a locking mechanism to hold them in place, but if they weren't locked in well previously, they could...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bwood1
That would not be pretty. I have been running it...

That would not be pretty. I have been running it in my 99 528i for about 10 years and it saved my engine when a water pump siezed. The temp guage was pegged for about 4-5 minutes when I was stuck...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Bwood1
That looks like you outside air temp sensor and...

That looks like you outside air temp sensor and it mounts under the front bumper on the passenger side in a slot formed into the fender. You have to be under the front bumper to see where it goes.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Bwood1
I called their shop and they helped me with 4...

I called their shop and they helped me with 4 different solutions to do the complete job. You need to follow through the entire process to get the results you desire. The cracks you typically see...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-23-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bwood1
I also had to replace a Behr radiator (with a...

I also had to replace a Behr radiator (with a Nissens) recently and talked with my indie about this. The service writer told me, in an effort to be "green", Behr started to use recycled plastic on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Bwood1
I have a 199 528i with gray interior. My seats...

I have a 199 528i with gray interior. My seats looked horrible (cracked looking) and I was considering try to buy seats from somone parting out their car. I found either here or on Bimmerforum the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Bwood1
What problem are you experiencing? I put an...

What problem are you experiencing? I put an automatic transmission in a 2002 540 and it almost made me crazy. As you are tightening the torx bolts, you are supposed to keep spinning the torque...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Bwood1
the bolts are different lengths so make a...

the bolts are different lengths so make a cardboard map of the pump and punch the bolts through where they belong!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-20-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Bwood1
I did this recently on a 2002 540iA and it is...

I did this recently on a 2002 540iA and it is tedious but satisfying when complete. Picture 10 is critical. When you push the new actuator (all plastic) onto those tabs, the front hook one needs to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Bwood1
You can rent/borrow a wiper arm puller from...

You can rent/borrow a wiper arm puller from Advance Auto or buy one from Harbor Freight. Do not try to pry the drivers side off with anything else (ask me how I know). Once you get the retaining...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-24-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Bwood1
I had a simiar problem where the tilt was not...

I had a simiar problem where the tilt was not working. "They" (at the repair shop) did not lengthen the cable, the shortened the insulation around the cable. Is there any position where the seat is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bwood1
Here is a secret my indie taught me to help...

Here is a secret my indie taught me to help re-install the fan! Rip strip of duct tape about 1/2 ' wide and several feet long and wrap it around the fan nut. Hold the fan blades in place and pull...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By Bwood1
I had an indie mechanic tell me BMW is not going...

I had an indie mechanic tell me BMW is not going to provide 1" more wire than they need to. so stretch the wire out as far as it goes and you will find out where the plug goes. Each one has a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Bwood1
I have a 99 528i with 227k and it is still going...

I have a 99 528i with 227k and it is still going strong. I would not give up on your engine. My indie had a 528i in with over 300k still going strong the other day!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Bwood1
Sorry for not responding sooner - been away from...

Sorry for not responding sooner - been away from the computer. I live in Texas and wheel bearings do not go bad down here. It must be salt or sand up North that is causing all those wheel beraring...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,388
Posted By Bwood1
I bought my wifes 02-540ia with a blown...

I bought my wifes 02-540ia with a blown transmission and 185k for $3,500. I know now I paid too much. We are at about $11,000 and I have done all the work (except timing-after I put the timing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,207
Posted By Bwood1
NPG+ as well. I have posted many times that it...

NPG+ as well. I have posted many times that it saved my engine, so I am a true believer!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Bwood1
I have a 99 528i with 225k on it and it is still...

I have a 99 528i with 225k on it and it is still going strong. Also did the tie rod ends recently and all the pulleys/ tensioners. I bought the car with 105k and have not touched the clutch. The...
Forum: Parting Out 03-04-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bwood1
right and left gray rear arm rests (if the paint...

right and left gray rear arm rests (if the paint on the plastic where your fingers go isn't scratched off) to 78733
Forum: Parting Out 03-04-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By Bwood1
drivers side rear view mirror motor (or whole...

drivers side rear view mirror motor (or whole mirror to 78733
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Bwood1
I would pull the parcel shelf out or at least get...

I would pull the parcel shelf out or at least get it loose enough to where you can look under it. Easy to say, but it requires removing the rear seat (bottom and back), headrests and side trim...
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