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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-05-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By ndz
Check for vacuum leak at OSV to dipstick hose: ...

Check for vacuum leak at OSV to dipstick hose:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=773551
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-03-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By ndz
Money Pit? -- How do you save $ buying a 2014...

Money Pit? -- How do you save $ buying a 2014 Kia? Please let us know.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,440
Posted By ndz
Thanks for the data point. Did you install a...

Thanks for the data point. Did you install a cooler? I don't think I'd need one with the 5-speed
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,440
Posted By ndz
I just installed a Curt 111792 on my 528i/5 sedan...

I just installed a Curt 111792 on my 528i/5 sedan (ebay $152). Just don't exceed the 200lb tongue 2000 tow limits.

What size trailers are you guys pulling? I'm deciding between:
- 5'x8' (500lb...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By ndz
SEL light on? Check codes for clues. Autozone...

SEL light on? Check codes for clues. Autozone will scan for free if you don't have an OBDII reader.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-31-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By ndz
Try a local paintless dent repair guy. If you...

Try a local paintless dent repair guy. If you can't find one, call a few local car dealers and ask who they use.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By ndz
Some e39's have an electric rear shade. I'm sure...

Some e39's have an electric rear shade. I'm sure you could retrofit but it would be quite expensive.

I just (today) ordered some of these from the UK:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-20-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By ndz
I didn't even remove the fan shroud when I did...

I didn't even remove the fan shroud when I did mine.

Identify with your own eyes if you have hydraulic or mechanical tensioners so you don't buy the wrong parts. Often (as was in my case), you'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-19-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By ndz
Not true. Get a new indy or DIY.

Not true. Get a new indy or DIY.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By ndz
That is what I'd like to do. Did you splice...

That is what I'd like to do. Did you splice straight in or did you use a circuit protected converter? If just spliced, does it give any tail light warnings on the OBC?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-15-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By ndz
The 111792 Euro on Amazon looks like the wrong...

The 111792 Euro on Amazon looks like the wrong photo:...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By ndz
Have you installed the hitch yet? Let us know...

Have you installed the hitch yet? Let us know how it goes. I'm about to order one myself.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By ndz
Here's the link: ...

Here's the link:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=773551
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By ndz
Check OSV to dipstick hose or for other vacuum...

Check OSV to dipstick hose or for other vacuum leaks. Google for it, there's a detailed thread on e46fanatics.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By ndz
Cold rough idle could be OSV to dipstick drain...

Cold rough idle could be OSV to dipstick drain hose which is known to disintegrate. This could also leak some oil near that area:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=773551

5min to pull...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By ndz
That makes sense. My new Alt was a bear to...

That makes sense.

My new Alt was a bear to fit so I won't be taking it out again when I replace that line.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By ndz
Good tip, just don't use a cheap screwdriver or...

Good tip, just don't use a cheap screwdriver or it can break off. Don't ask how I know...

My new alternator was a super tight fit PITA that took several wacks with the rubber mallet to get it in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By ndz
I still don't think the alternator needs to come...

I still don't think the alternator needs to come out unless we are talking about a different hose. See "vanos oil supply pipe".
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By ndz
Is this the oil line from the OFH to Vanos with...

Is this the oil line from the OFH to Vanos with banjo bolts? I didn't think the alternator had to come out for that... Just move the PS reservoir. Or is your 97 different from a 00 M52TU?

I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By ndz
DISA o-ring?

DISA o-ring?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-08-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By ndz
Maybe check the CCV to oil dipstick hose...

Maybe check the CCV to oil dipstick hose 11157532649. Seems like a very common problem. You can't see it unless you pull the airbox.

See this thread:...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-30-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By ndz
bump I have owned this car nearly 7 years...

bump

I have owned this car nearly 7 years (since 55k miles) and will also include service history (spreadsheet) of all maintenance and repairs.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 10-18-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By ndz
FS: 1993 740i - 102k miles - Ocala, FL

1993 BMW 740i Island Green on Tan
4.0L V8, Auto
102,700 miles

Ocala, Florida. 6 miles off I-75. Clean Title in hand.

Cold A/C
New Tires (< 4k miles)
New Battery (3/2013)
Anti-Lock Brakes
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By ndz
If it was straight empty MT hwy I don't see the...

If it was straight empty MT hwy I don't see the problem. But I heard he was blowing past other cars -- That is dangerous.

MT speed limit used to be "a reasonable speed" not too long ago.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-03-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By ndz
A friend just suggested this real-time OBDII...

A friend just suggested this real-time OBDII reader / app combo and told me it works well:

Mini ELM327 Bluetooth V1.5 OBDII Car Auto Scanner Diagnostic Tool $19.99...
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