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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By cn90
The book says replacing the nuts. But I have...

The book says replacing the nuts.
But I have done quite a few suspension on my BMW, Volvo, I re-used the nuts. Zero issues.
Actually most BMW mechanics I know re-use the nuts.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 401
Posted By cn90
I used to have platinum years ago. I have...

I used to have platinum years ago.

I have had Iridium now for 2 years, I get 33 mpg on the highway (actual measurement of distance traveled vs gallons filled).
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 401
Posted By cn90
Once you use Iridium, you stay with Iridium lol.

Once you use Iridium, you stay with Iridium lol.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 401
Posted By cn90
I strongly recommend that you use NGK BKR6EIX, it...

I strongly recommend that you use NGK BKR6EIX, it is $7 at local Advance Auto parts.

Total cost = $7 x 6 = $42, you will recoup the money when the engine runs more efficiently.

Spark plugs may...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By cn90
Your best friend is a telescopic mirror ($5 at...

Your best friend is a telescopic mirror ($5 at parts store) and a good flash light.
Look everywhere for broken hoses, intake rubber boot.
Under the Intake Manifold is a notorious place.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 401
Posted By cn90
Then make sure you check the plugs and torque...

Then make sure you check the plugs and torque them properly.

I have 140K on my M52, the engine is dead quiet.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 401
Posted By cn90
Bent rod is unusual in M52... Another...

Bent rod is unusual in M52...

Another thought: probably loose spark plugs.
Go to this thread below from the UK forum, listen to the video posted by Lewy, the culprit was a loose spark plugs.
If...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 401
Posted By cn90
How many miles on the engine?

How many miles on the engine?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By cn90
Pierburg is OEM, about $150 online: ...

Pierburg is OEM, about $150 online:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-BMW-E39-FUEL-PUMP-no-Send-Unit-525i-528-530-540-PIERBURG-16146752368-/201055827835
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By cn90
Most M52 blocks are iron. I don't know much about...

Most M52 blocks are iron. I don't know much about European M52 metallurgical composition.

A quick test: place a magnet right on the block, if it is iron, you can tell right away.

Stripped...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By cn90
I have used Supertech before, could not tell the...

I have used Supertech before, could not tell the difference.

For the same 5-qt container:

- Super Tech ---> $17.47

- Quaker State ---> $21.97

- Mobil 1 ---> $24.97
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By cn90
Check local junk yards.

Check local junk yards.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By cn90
VR is on the way out. Google BOSCH AL0703N...

VR is on the way out.

Google BOSCH AL0703N Alternator: New ---> $160.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By cn90
Since the LR window is rarely used, the electric...

Since the LR window is rarely used, the electric motor is likely to be OK.
Chances are the regulator is bad, a very common problem.
I wrote on for 1998 528i, it is somewhat different for later...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By cn90
I agree with pshovest, something is going on with...

I agree with pshovest, something is going on with the way the caliper releasing after braking.

I wrote a DIY brake overhaul a while back (all caliper seals, boots, 6 hoses etc.). If you need it,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By cn90
Check the engine mounts too.

Check the engine mounts too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By cn90
1+, Many years ago (1980s and 1990s) you can...

1+,

Many years ago (1980s and 1990s) you can trust a rebuilt alternator by Bosch.
Not any longer, the quality of rebuilt has gone down so much, the rebuilders cut corners to make profit, very...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By cn90
Tons of info in forum, please search. Your best...

Tons of info in forum, please search.
Your best bet is to get a used sensor on ebay.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-15-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,000
Posted By cn90
It doesn't matter if it is a bicycle brake cable...

It doesn't matter if it is a bicycle brake cable or E39 hood cable, the principle is the same.
Some grease is better than nothing. However, grease attracts dirt.

I usually do this:
- Once a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By cn90
New Bosch Alternator AL0703N for $160!

I am not sure if this is correct, but the ebay listing below is for a brand-new AL0703N, which normally goes for $260. But this listing is for $160!


BOSCH AL0703N Alternator- New $160
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By cn90
You may want to read through this DIY: ...

You may want to read through this DIY:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=753221
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By cn90
I posted some info on the plastic clip in forum.

I posted some info on the plastic clip in forum.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,000
Posted By cn90
Hi KKlop, Re cross-over cable (connecting R...

Hi KKlop,

Re cross-over cable (connecting R and L latches):

- The driver side is easy, reach under with flashlight, one will see the exposed part of the cable. Just smear a small amount of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,378
Posted By cn90
After you resuface the old rotors, spray a bit of...

After you resuface the old rotors, spray a bit of oil to prevent rust.
Then store them in a carton box, you might need them later.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-13-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By cn90
Pierburg is OEM. For $150 (o.b.o. on ebay),...

Pierburg is OEM.

For $150 (o.b.o. on ebay), this is a good deal:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-BMW-E39-FUEL-PUMP-no-Send-Unit-525i-528-530-540-PIERBURG-16146752368-/201055827835
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