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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By mr magoo
Amen. The wife has reminded me that I should have...

Amen. The wife has reminded me that I should have listened.....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By mr magoo
Ordered

I have ordered. Thanks. I will have to read several times to get the incentive and courage to take this on.
Thank you for your help
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By mr magoo
This is the gold

Cn 90
This info is gold to me. Thank you. Nice DIY, JimLev. My initial clicks show this as no longer available. Has anyone sourced this part recently?
Thanks a million.
Mike Attardo
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-30-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By mr magoo
Self inflicted sunroof damage

Friends

So I am lifting a 93 pound lawn mower onto my roof racks to do a good deed. I had left the sunroof on 'tilt-up-open', lost my balance doing tie downs and put my palm on to the high part....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By mr magoo
Partial oil change

There are those here that recommend emptying the reservoir with a baster and refilling every oil change as a partial refresh. I suggest that my slow leak may accomplish the same. Thanks for the tips...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By mr magoo
Great timing

I purchased the same kit from FCP. I had to replace the oil filter housing gasket first and finished that this past weekend using several posts from this board.

Now that the oil sloppiness is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By mr magoo
Has anyone swapped L & R seat cushions?

At 190K mi., my drivers seat stitching is tiring. I was sitting in the passenger side to do some cleaning and noted how much more supportive it is. The electricals are different on each side, but the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-11-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By mr magoo
Rear coils cracked

Conventional wisdom on this board is that Springs rarely wear out. Last fall I replaced the rear shocks on my non-sport 2000 528i at 180K miles. When I removed them, I was surprised to see that the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-05-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By mr magoo
Do it with the motor cold

I read on this board or on the forum that someone damaged their OFH threads while taking apart a hot/warm motor. This poster wished that he attempted this on a cold motor. Made sense to me. I can't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-13-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By mr magoo
Style 66

I paid $1200 for a set about 4 years ago. They were new-take offs. Mint. Of course I cry every time I see a new curb strike. The tires, while mint, did not last long.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-25-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By mr magoo
Triage

You can replace lots of pieces for dependability. You probably ripped the boot while manhandling some other repair. The more often you are in there, the easier it is to find the one way a part slides...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By mr magoo
thanks for your reply

OK so I can leave the obd plugged in when this intermittent fault becomes a more common nuisance. The car is at 186K original sensors. That makes preventative sense, too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By mr magoo
thanks for your reply

Can I plug this scanner in WHILE the car is running? Is it safer to start with systems off? Can I leave it plugged in while I drive?

Thanks for your input
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By mr magoo
thanks for your reply

I forgot to mention that I have a 2000 528i. I changed CPS before. I remember being confused regarding intake and exhaust. At that time, I had a code that went away after replacement. I will keep...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By mr magoo
Ghost code ?

I have had 4 episodes of Check engine that goes away when I shutoff and restart the engine. I appreciate anyone's sharing of experience, advice or opinion.

Morning start I get a SES light and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By mr magoo
i'll check that

good responses, thank you. On to the sampling fan to rule out clogging. thanks a million
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By mr magoo
Pagids

I installed pagids that lasted 85-90K miles. Good stoppers, dusty. Replaced with house brand ceramics from consumer auto parts because I noticed how low they were when I was doing struts. I am not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-26-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By mr magoo
Maybe only one latch released

If you describe symptoms in more detail, we can help more. If the safety release lever popped out, you may have only one of the 2 cable latches released. There are numerous posts covering the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-23-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,289
Posted By mr magoo
Dont forget grommets

Make sure that you have enough grommets to replace all of the VC bolts. I think that the standard kit is 4 grommets short. I have done it twice on my 185K 528i. Same symptoms as yours. Intermittant...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By mr magoo
No need to baby our cars

16th winter for 2000 528i. Tracked nicely 320 mile round trip to go skiing in blizzard conditions. Good confidence for rear wheel drive. Bring it on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By mr magoo
My car has these symptoms.

Was it ever working properly?

I experience the same loss of normal heating flow at about 25 minutes. I can feel it cross over to cool.

MY 2000 528i had been in a front end collision and the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By mr magoo
On faith

I have always used a bottle of techron every oil change on every car. I do it on faith. I have no proof of any notable difference. I don't do many things on pure faith.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-02-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By mr magoo
Ski Pass

I would have loved the utility of folding seats. I had to settle for a ski pass. I cut out the metal behind the arm rest. I found a cutting template for the ski pass somewhere on this site. I will...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By mr magoo
here's a pic

I posted this on this forum almost 3 years ago. Sounds like your situation.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=607220&highlight=

We all get pretty good at this to survive....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-03-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By mr magoo
try this

I needed a small mirror and a flashlight beam to see better. Here is a link to the RealOem diagram.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DM63&mospid=47585&btnr=41_0057&hg=41&fg=35

You...
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