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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By crazy4trains
Anecdotal evidence indicates you should stay away...

Anecdotal evidence indicates you should stay away from the trans flush. A pan drop with fluid and filter change is likely OK but many say a pressure flush dislodges too much crud and does more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By crazy4trains
Is it OK for you? That is the important...

Is it OK for you? That is the important question. :dunno:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,926
Posted By crazy4trains
Can you provide a supplier and part number for...

Can you provide a supplier and part number for the upgraded caliper pins? Car is currently sitting on ramps waiting for a break in the weather so I can replace portions of the cooling system. I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By crazy4trains
Your vent line is crimped and likely won't work...

Your vent line is crimped and likely won't work properly. Get back in there and make sure the line is not obstructed. It would not be good to go through the effort in installing the vent etc. only...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By crazy4trains
VCG material should be Viton, which is a...

VCG material should be Viton, which is a proprietary material.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 451
Posted By crazy4trains
Fairly accurate. Leatherique did nothing for the...

Fairly accurate. Leatherique did nothing for the seats in my e39. Yes I did follow the instructions.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-22-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,319
Posted By crazy4trains
Put a little anti-sieze on the threads next time...

Put a little anti-sieze on the threads next time you remove the fan. Makes subsequent removals much easier.
Forum: Off-Topic 02-20-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By crazy4trains
Pure arrogance!!!

Pure arrogance!!!
Forum: General BMW 02-16-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By crazy4trains
If you by chance overtightened the screws but...

If you by chance overtightened the screws but didn't notice a problem such as stripped threads etc. I wouldn't worry. Now, if they are not tight enough I would definitely get under there with a...
Forum: General BMW 02-15-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By crazy4trains
When your lease is up get out. Then BUY...

When your lease is up get out. Then BUY something and keep it 8-10 years. Hopefully at some point you will own it. Once you own it keep it.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 02-15-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By crazy4trains
Get an AWD charger with the V8

Get an AWD charger with the V8
Forum: The Detail Department 02-15-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By crazy4trains
I think chemical guys makes a matte paint...

I think chemical guys makes a matte paint shampoo. Although I haven't used that specific product they make great stuff. Check their site for products and vids.

Go for the foam gun. I have one...
Forum: General BMW 02-15-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By crazy4trains
Interesting. I am considering liquidating my...

Interesting. I am considering liquidating my 2002 530i and getting a new Ram crew cab.

It's your money. Do what you want. Just understand you will need to set aside some cash for maintenance,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,056
Posted By crazy4trains
Did you read post #27?

Did you read post #27?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By crazy4trains
That is essentially my plan. The water pump was...

That is essentially my plan. The water pump was replaced a couple of months ago. I plan to replace the fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat and housing, radiator, expansion tank, upper and lower...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By crazy4trains
I've been doing some more searching on here and...

I've been doing some more searching on here and haven't found a definitive answer to this question:

How are the two water hoses that go from the bottom of the expansion tank attached to the tank? ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,056
Posted By crazy4trains
Also put a little antisieze on the mating surface...

Also put a little antisieze on the mating surface between the wheel and the hub. Just a little.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By crazy4trains
Actually it does match to top of the doors. ...

Actually it does match to top of the doors. That's just the poor lighting and my photography skill, or lack thereof, playing tricks on you.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 337
Posted By crazy4trains
Here ya go. Personally I prefer the beige to...

Here ya go.

Personally I prefer the beige to black.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By crazy4trains
Parts have been ordered. I decided to not go too...

Parts have been ordered. I decided to not go too deep and just change pretty much everything at the front of the engine. I will not replace the plastic pipes under the intake manifold or the two...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 765
Posted By crazy4trains
Read this: ...

Read this:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602926&highlight=
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By crazy4trains
Read this. ...

Read this.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602926&highlight=
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By crazy4trains
Yea, I'm leaning toward new fan and clutch. ...

Yea, I'm leaning toward new fan and clutch.

What are your thoughts on the water pipe (11537502525) and the heater inlet pipe (11531705210)?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 580
Posted By crazy4trains
Requesting opinions and experiences on cooling system overhaul

2002 530i
Factory sport suspension
88,000 miles
Water pump, alternator belt tensioner and idler pulley were recently replaced

No, I'm not asking if I need to do a cooling overhaul. That much I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-11-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By crazy4trains
Yep. Just go out there an put a wrench on the...

Yep. Just go out there an put a wrench on the fan clutch nut and give it a whack with a hammer. I use a large crescent wrench. Belt tension may be all that you need to break it loose. Remember,...
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