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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By merlin310
Wheel alignment frustrations

No question here to pose, just frustration. I got new tires Wednesday, and all was well, other than a slight drift to the right. I went to the dealership for an alignment, and now the steering wheel...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,774
Posted By merlin310
Very nice. Thanks for all the reviews. There is...

Very nice. Thanks for all the reviews. There is no other vehicle made that has this much fan support. I love it. Happy driving to you all.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,774
Posted By merlin310
New tire options?

The Michelin Energy tires I have now are worn out. Time to break out the wallet. What do you all recommend for a great all season tire (live in Florida with a lot of rain) that is quiet and won't...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-11-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By merlin310
Here's a couple pics

Here's a couple pics
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By merlin310
Hello to the E39

I just wanted to pop in and say hello to the group. I sold my '96 E36 a few years ago, and after a while, I now have acquired an '01 530i from my Father. I am more than blown away with how good the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-18-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By merlin310
Glove box strut

The strut on my Dad's '01 530i broke. I have the replacement, but it seems I have to take the glove box out to replace it. Can anyone please advise on this? I have seen some DIY's for glove box...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-04-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By merlin310
Thanks for the link. That one will do if I can't...

Thanks for the link. That one will do if I can't find one at a salvage yard.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By merlin310
Best tire pressure gauge?

Pretty off topic, but what would you all say is the best tire pressure gauge for everyday use? I know they range from a couple bucks up to $60 or so, but I'm looking for the most accurate around...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By merlin310
Thanks. Will start looking tonight.

Thanks. Will start looking tonight.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By merlin310
Underside engine cover

My Father just purchased an '01 530i from a friend of his. He is now the second owner. I used to have and E36, but am now trying to become familiar with the E39. All the work was only done at the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By merlin310
530i question

Hello all,

I used to read/post here a couple years back, but sold my E36. My Dad just bought a 2001 530i yesterday. He drove it quite a distance home with no issue. Tonight as he pulled in the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-28-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By merlin310
Which route are you heading in? A friend of mine...

Which route are you heading in? A friend of mine sold his '99 Acura TL to me. He was the original owner, and it's very well cared for. Hopefully I can come back to BMW someday, but you gotta go...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-28-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By merlin310
Thanks Bimmerfest

I wanted to say thanks to everyone for all the useful information I've gotten from here over the years. I got a different car, so had to say goodbye to the 328i. I really enjoyed driving it, but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-18-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By merlin310
Miles are around 165,000. No options that I know...

Miles are around 165,000. No options that I know of. Still has the stock radio/cassette player that the damn display just went dim...again. Already soldered that once to fix. It really does need...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-18-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By merlin310
Sell or part out advice?

Hey guys,

It's been a while since I've posted, but I am going to sell/part out my '96 328i. It's been a great car, but I've been given a nicer vehicle to drive and here's my dilemma. It's still...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By merlin310
Thanks. Forgot all about checking realoem. I'm...

Thanks. Forgot all about checking realoem. I'm headed there now.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By merlin310
Yes, part 1 in the diagram is the one. Thanks...

Yes, part 1 in the diagram is the one. Thanks for posting the pic.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By merlin310
power steering hose question

I'm getting ready to fix the leaky hoses coming out of the steering fluid resevoir. For those that have done this, what size hose should I use. I found some 400 psi hose. I know that's probably...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-05-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,070
Posted By merlin310
Question about pricing

Hey guys,

I think I'm going to sell my '96 328i. There are a few things that need fixing, but I wanted to get some opinions on what to try and sell it for. It's my daily driver and has never...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-04-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By merlin310
Don't have the tool yet. Looking to buy it...

Don't have the tool yet. Looking to buy it though.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-04-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By merlin310
SRS light now on

I figured after 14 years and 155,000 miles it was bound to happen. Left for work a couple days ago, and my SRS light came on. Time to buy the Peake tool I guess. Here's hoping everybody's light...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-03-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By merlin310
The fuel in the eyes is nothing to laugh it. ...

The fuel in the eyes is nothing to laugh it. However, I can certainly say that won't happen again. Don't feel bad, I've messed up plenty trying the keep the E36 going. It's all part of it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-18-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By merlin310
I would say it's the actuator. You can try...

I would say it's the actuator. You can try removing it and doing some repair. I did and got mine to work a few more months, but now it's out again. Time to just buy one I guess.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-07-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By merlin310
+1 on the silicone lubricant. I have had similar...

+1 on the silicone lubricant. I have had similar experience in other verts, and it does help.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-07-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By merlin310
My battery died

Thursday night had to jump my baby to get him home. I couldn't believe how damn hard it was to find a battery that would work. Of all the places I called, Batteries Plus finally carried it. A...
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