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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-19-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,378
Posted By menhir
I've been busy reading this from page one and...

I've been busy reading this from page one and enjoyed your humor and detail. Fun read! Great advice all around.

Just a little tip from your Uncle Larry: have you heard of/tried Shin-etsu silicone...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-18-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 692
Posted By menhir
Welcome and hat's off to you, Miriam, for...

Welcome and hat's off to you, Miriam, for tackling what many suppose to be a very difficult endeavor. It's simple in most cases but not always easy. My point of reference is my former 2001 530i and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-07-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,725
Posted By menhir
You may already be doing this, but: With the...

You may already be doing this, but:

With the defrost on which, IIRC, requires fresh air and not recirculated, and the temp set to your liking, I've always found that keeping a window cracked or...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-11-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,666
Posted By menhir
Have you considered asking your local BMW...

Have you considered asking your local BMW service/parts manager for advice? Some are happy to help, others not so much. It's worth a shot. I did that several times successfully when working on my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By menhir
@Reefin' Dude: Too funny! Well said, I agree...

@Reefin' Dude: Too funny! Well said, I agree completely.

I wish I had a catamaran....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By menhir
Just a thought: You never mentioned that you...

Just a thought: You never mentioned that you replaced the fuel filter. Now that the problem is resolved, my suggestion is moot. However, if you haven't already, it may be a good idea to take care of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By menhir
EconoBox: Thanks, I was pleased and surprised...

EconoBox: Thanks, I was pleased and surprised with that figure.

In the two years I owned it I replaced just about everything that can fail BEFORE it failed and anything else I felt to be past its...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By menhir
Thanks Turbo, I've had to back-step before so...

Thanks Turbo, I've had to back-step before so it's nothing new.

I'll be checking in regularly because I'm just too attached to this site. Besides, it's in my favorites on all my computers. :p
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By menhir
Thanks, Cam. You're correct about the...

Thanks, Cam. You're correct about the combination. Regarding the E60, I certainly won't! :)

The E39 has impressed me long before I owned one. I'm just happy to have been a part of the craze.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By menhir
Leaving the fold

It saddens my heart but I had to surrender my 530 for something a bit more frugal. This is due in large part to financial concerns at home.

With the cost of fuel rising, my obscene daily commute...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,867
Posted By menhir
But aren't they usually completely open then?

But aren't they usually completely open then?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By menhir
IIRC, AAMCO now ships out all complicated repairs...

IIRC, AAMCO now ships out all complicated repairs and rebuilds (read: transmissions, not the whole car) to more qualified shops but with a 48hr turnaround. I don't know anyone who's used them and was...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By menhir
That would be a fair price for the 0W40 but most...

That would be a fair price for the 0W40 but most places I shop charge well over $8/qt; the M1 5qt 0W40 jugs are nowhere to be found.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,285
Posted By menhir
Sounds about right. I fixed my vapor barrier as...

Sounds about right. I fixed my vapor barrier as well in the rear driver's side door but the leak came back about three weeks later. I put some electrical tape along the outside of the window trim...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,061
Posted By menhir
I'm on board with those that think you did well....

I'm on board with those that think you did well. I paid about $7700 almost two years ago for the same car (but Black) with 132,800 miles in very good condition, no pixels out, either!!

It looks to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,414
Posted By menhir
For those like me who don't have a Reilly's...

For those like me who don't have a Reilly's nearby, Mobil 1 0W40 BMW LL-01 is $6.79/qt at Walmart. Not as good a deal, admittedly, but it's still a decent savings.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By menhir
I am eager to see the outcome. Seems too good to...

I am eager to see the outcome. Seems too good to be true, based on current average costs for the work everywhere else. Good luck!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By menhir
Mind reader! I've got a small box I use to hold...

Mind reader! I've got a small box I use to hold the extras such as the spare quart or two but that's just not my style. Besides, it seems to slide around too much since I'm not in the habit of using...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By menhir
Cool stuff! I could really use the cubby, also.

Cool stuff! I could really use the cubby, also.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 104,143
Posted By menhir
This type of ambition and enthusiasm is what...

This type of ambition and enthusiasm is what keeps me thinking I'll be able to keep and enjoy my car for a good long time. I'm on board for the CCV upgrade. I replaced mine about 45K miles ago.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By menhir
Have you asked your agent if this may be covered...

Have you asked your agent if this may be covered under the Comprehensive coverage? It's seems to me to be similar to Vandalism which is normally covered based on the wording of the policy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By menhir
I'm sorry for laughing but that was a great post,...

I'm sorry for laughing but that was a great post, 540. I'll toast to your prompt and permanent leaving of Asskissingville.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,077
Posted By menhir
If you think the buzz is exhaust related, perhaps...

If you think the buzz is exhaust related, perhaps one or more baffles came loose inside your current muffler. I had that on a Jeep Cherokee; new muffler from NAPA solved the problem. Does it occur...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-23-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By menhir
Good for you! Nice car, too. Thanks for the link...

Good for you! Nice car, too. Thanks for the link to the magazine!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By menhir
Nice!

Nice!
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