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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-02-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By gibo58
Tranny flushing

Hi Seemyad,

I think its generally accepted NOT to flush the transmission. Just drain, remove pan and clean, change the filter and top back up to correct level while vehicle is running and in...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-01-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By gibo58
Tranny Fluid

Hi Seemyad,

I have the same year and mileage as you. I changed my fluid with ZF Lifeguard 5 about 12 months ago and have had no problems.
I did the filter and fluid change, then about 2 weeks...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-20-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By gibo58
318i clutch

Thanks HH,

Yeah it's the same throw out bearing, not sure if I want to re-use the one supplied, although it is only 200 miles old too.

Thanks again for your input.


Regards
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By gibo58
Clutch change 94 318i

Hi guys,

About to change the clutch on my sons E36 318I. He has an M43 engine which I don't think was used in the US.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure he has a single mass flywheel (as per realoem vin...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By gibo58
seat foam

Thanks for the reply,

No heated seats in my car, so as you say, maybe a bit easier.

I have a buddy that's a furniture upholsterer, maybe he can assist with the foam replacement

Just have to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By gibo58
Driver's seat foam

Hi everyone,

Has anyone ever changed the seat foam padding?. Mine is sagged on the side from getting in and out, just wondering if I need to get a auto upholsterer to do the job

Regards

Gibo
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By gibo58
fog lights not working

Hi everyone,

I need to help a friends son get his fog lights working and was hoping to get some tips on where to start looking for the problem.

He recently fitted the fogs, as well as the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-20-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By gibo58
heater probs

Do you have duel climate control?

If so, with the car running, turn up both temps to max and see what happens.


Regards


Gibo
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By gibo58
If it's coming from the same area as in the image...

If it's coming from the same area as in the image then yes, its your oil filter housing gasket (OFHG), although it's more of an o-ring rectangular seal, easy job once you take the alternator out,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By gibo58
+1

+1
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-12-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By gibo58
I don't have an answer for you sorry, just wanted...

I don't have an answer for you sorry, just wanted to let you know I love your pixel condition:)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-14-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By gibo58
Maintenance questions

Hi everyone,

I have just completed some routine maintenance on a friends sons newly aquired E36 318i.

There were a few hiccups that I was hoping an E36 guru might be able to help me with

1....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 27,320
Posted By gibo58
It would be a safe bet that the ''light blue oily...

It would be a safe bet that the ''light blue oily fluid' is coolant mate. Check you cooling system for any obvious leaks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-27-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By gibo58
noisy DISA

I finally got around to doing the G.A.S. DISA upgrade. My mind was made up for me due to a new noise coming from the engine which seemed to be coming from the DISA. I used a poor man's stethoscope (...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 317,228
Posted By gibo58
new addition

That is a nice example mate, such low mileage too!, I'm jealous :)

Hope you don't mind me saying but the fisrt thing I would do is get rid of that awful color woodgrain, how could they!!, it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By gibo58
wet floors

It's the vapor barriers for sure. My 530i leaked just like yours, took the rear door trim off and sure as sh@t the vapor barrier had come away in a few spots. I redid them with the BMW vb tape and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By gibo58
Lorde mount

Thanks for the reply Stick,

do you have a link or part number mate, I had a look at Autohaus but could not find it under power steering hardware. They do show the rigid pipeline, which looks right...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By gibo58
power steering pipeline mount

Hi everyone,

I did a coolant change yesterday on my 03 530i and needed to move the power steering pipeline that goes from the rack to the reservoir (I moved it to get to the block drain). The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-04-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,173
Posted By gibo58
You might want to see how much it would cost you...

You might want to see how much it would cost you to make them RHD first:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,891
Posted By gibo58
vanos

It looks like it's all there in both kits. As I said, read the Beisan link and see if what you have ordered matches what you need. Personally I would have bought the Beisan seals, but that sight has...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,891
Posted By gibo58
vanos/vcg

Read the biesan link you have, it shows you what you need (parts and tools), you should have bought his vanos seal kit too
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-02-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By gibo58
Hitler clip

Yes, an old but goodie, this clip has been used in many different applications The iphone5 one is bloody funny too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-17-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 43,782
Posted By gibo58
rear suspension

About to tackle the rear wishbones which I found to be damaged during a rear brake overhaul. I measured the fender to wheel hub axis and found the right and left measurement to be .75cm different. Is...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By gibo58
I understand your view on this but I have to...

I understand your view on this but I have to change the leaky VCG so for an extra $60 I may as well renew the VANOS seals and never have to worry about them again, I plan on keeping this car for...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,418
Posted By gibo58
reverse camera

Hey Dave, I purchased a BMW Reverse Camera Switching Module from Bimmernav to keep it simple and oem like. It comes with a coax already wired up with pins to insert into the video module. It's an...
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