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Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-31-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By retiredat44
Wink FS: 2001 BMW 530i

FS: 2001 BMW 530i
3.0 I-6 engine
Auto, Steptronic Trans, Suspension package.
Many new Parts.
New Head Gasket and new threads in block. Many new parts. New upper front control arms. Runs great....
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-22-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb replaced head bolt threads and head gasket,...

replaced head bolt threads and head gasket, putting it back together, so am going to pull ad, and change price with it now roadworthy, in the coming days. new price tbd.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 08-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb FS:2001 530i Auto Trans 3.0 I-6

I am at least the 3rd owner. Purchased in California 2 years ago. Great tires, new brakes. Head was tested out good. Needs some new bolt head threads in block for head. Tired of working on car, I am...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb gunked up? carbon? carbon is normal, in the...

gunked up? carbon? carbon is normal, in the ports... but if it is caked from oil and not cooked off it will eventually choke the engine,, there are cleaning tanks for metals, and special cleaning...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 36,407
Posted By retiredat44
Exclamation I use a cheap android tablet to use with an old...

I use a cheap android tablet to use with an old dice unit that came with my used 530i BMW. The aux works ok. The tablet is sucky, and it will shut down after a few minutes unless you install a free...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-28-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,557
Posted By retiredat44
Can't the problem with the head bolt be fixed?...

Can't the problem with the head bolt be fixed? Heli-coil? Shouldn't the head be taken off to get a looksee?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,173
Posted By retiredat44
Wink I had an MG midget that went 110 mph... :tsk: and...

I had an MG midget that went 110 mph... :tsk: and it was stock and old
Forum: Parting Out 06-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By retiredat44
still looking for proper Batt+ jumper cover, mine...

still looking for proper Batt+ jumper cover, mine was lost a couple years ago.. see photo. Long story, but the short is the dealer could never find me the proper cover, I paid them and they kept...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By retiredat44
check upper and lower control arms.. or thrust...

check upper and lower control arms.. or thrust arms... on suspension.. for vibration if the steering wheels also shakes or shimmies during braking at highway speed.. BMW has a weird problem when...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-13-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,009
Posted By retiredat44
the plastic in my BMW is very cheap and breaks so...

the plastic in my BMW is very cheap and breaks so easy, and the parts are way too expensive, they gouge people on prices for every part! While it's fun to drive and great when not broken, these are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-12-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By retiredat44
well, after al this time car is running xlint,...

well, after al this time car is running xlint, replaced the OFHG a while back, the fan belt while there, and that valve cover gasket.. I also have new brakes all the way around.
Would not mind a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By retiredat44
Question send some of that rain back to the Northwest! It...

send some of that rain back to the Northwest! It has been dry here for a few weeks! :dunno: I am glad it worked out for you.... :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By retiredat44
oil leaks... brake rotors clean... otherwise,...

oil leaks... brake rotors clean... otherwise, sounds like a really good price to me... check tire and wheel sizes, sometime people swap wheels... check spare tire.. tools complete? etc... one more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By retiredat44
Sounds like shock/struts to me.. I lived in San...

Sounds like shock/struts to me.. I lived in San Diego for 30 years... have travelled all over and different countries, San Diego is no worse.. and in many respects better.. the only parts I hate are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,858
Posted By retiredat44
This DIY would have been much easier to read if...

This DIY would have been much easier to read if it was said that 'I took the old piece that fits over the door seam where the seal attaches, and added a new piece from the new seal/hose, combined...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 32,125
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb I went with a platinum single ground plug and...

I went with a platinum single ground plug and said that on *cough* another BMW forum, and the minions there went ballistic... they had no clue that single prong ground was the same and the stupid 4...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-05-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By retiredat44
might as well replace pistons, rings, and get the...

might as well replace pistons, rings, and get the top end redone. No need to touch bottom end except to pull the rods. check the cylinders for wear. Use a micrometer. Might want to get some...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb I just had a new windshield put in (cracked forma...

I just had a new windshield put in (cracked forma rock) and saw the drain holes in the plastic under the brake master cylinder. It had debris from plants and trees... there are many drains on the BMW...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By retiredat44
sorry, I don't have that info at the moment......

sorry, I don't have that info at the moment... plus I believe each model is different. So, you have to look up your model... just look on the Internet and find the figures in the specs book, not just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,136
Posted By retiredat44
I am happy for anyone that gets a decent deal. I...

I am happy for anyone that gets a decent deal. I cannot afford to try to get a deal. I will probably just wait until I can get a name brand unit. I am pretty happy with what I have. Sure, it could be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 716
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb yes, I remember that exact issue on many cars,...

yes, I remember that exact issue on many cars, the clip rattles if not secure... :mad:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-01-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By retiredat44
Lightbulb well, buy them and swap them out... if I can do...

well, buy them and swap them out... if I can do it anyone can... :thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 56,943
Posted By retiredat44
Thumbs up I replaced the upper front thrust/control arms,...

I replaced the upper front thrust/control arms, and I was using my old torque wrench and was not tight enough on the ball joint end bolts on the hub. I went back and tightened them up the rest of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By retiredat44
Thumbs up Fixed Steering wheel and Front end jutter and shimmy when braking

I am so happy about how great it drives! I am passing this on, maybe it will help others who have worked on their cars only to not have the shimmy gone. A follow up on the nuts and bolts might help....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-27-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By retiredat44
Exclamation geeesh,, wish this board would let me use...

geeesh,, wish this board would let me use exponents,,, even then.. make it + infinity! Cheap crap plastic is being generous! :mad: when I win the lotto, which great car has less plastic? :confused:
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