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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,447
Posted By tinius
Metal replacement pulleys for E39 window regulators?

It appears this project came to a premature end. Did anyone else work up a kit of metal pulleys for the window regulators? Are there any commercial products available?

I was going ask Bluebee, but...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 261,789
Posted By tinius
2003 540iT M-Sport Wagon Washed and hand-waxed...

2003 540iT M-Sport Wagon
Washed and hand-waxed stem to stern.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7341/14123099451_8fedf6201b_b_d.jpg
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By tinius
I would bet that one or both air springs are the...

I would bet that one or both air springs are the problem, not the pump. Does it settle on both wheels, or tilt to one side? Either way, I would recommend replacing both air springs. I don't know what...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By tinius
You are confusing two terms, Torx and torque. ...

You are confusing two terms, Torx and torque.

Torx is a type of screw or bolt head which requires specific bits or drivers to properly tighten. The Torx head looks ike a six-pointed star.
Here's...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-15-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,880
Posted By tinius
Nice improvisation and it got the job done. All...

Nice improvisation and it got the job done. All of your points, such as removing the retaining pin from the ball end and taping the strut, are in my write-up and photos referenced above. I may try...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-15-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,880
Posted By tinius
Nice job - whatever gets it done

Cool, is this for the large strut for the door? Or for the small strut for the glass?
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-14-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,880
Posted By tinius
Sold

Bobberman, if this is addressed to me, see reply #4, the tool set was sold.

BTW, in some cases, only one or the other of the small window struts has failed and replacing only them will provide the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By tinius
Park the car with the right front slightly lower...

Park the car with the right front slightly lower than the rest of the car. Open the sunroof and look in the right front corner and find the drain hole. With something like a small watering can with a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,023
Posted By tinius
Enter the last seven characters of your VIN here...

Enter the last seven characters of your VIN here and see what it came with from the factory:
http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

You'll be able to figure out Sport, Comfort etc.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By tinius
Location of connector on 2003 E39

It's the only cable that goes up behind the hood lining along with the tube for the washer fluid. Mine is usually tucked away, but I lifted it up so you could see it....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By tinius
On the passenger side, just follow the bundle of...

On the passenger side, just follow the bundle of wiper fluid tubing and wire forward from the hood hinge and you'll find the connector. I just disconnected it and used black tie-wraps on the ends to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-22-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By tinius
Heated windshield washer jets cause fires?

Take a look at my post here:

Heated windshield washer jets cause fires? (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2035872-Heated-windshield-washer-jets-cause-fires)

As you can see,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,686
Posted By tinius
Sorry, I'm not buying any more. Please contact...

Sorry, I'm not buying any more. Please contact small_525 aka Todd for a couple of his.

Regards,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-26-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By tinius
Rust prevention on the touring tailgate

Here's the post on Rust prevention on the touring tailgate (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2029282-Who-here-has-a-RUSTY-TAILGATE&p=26801602#post26801602).

Regards,
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-25-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By tinius
Sounds interesting. Are they threading the...

Sounds interesting. Are they threading the existing wire harness into the new tailgate? Or splicing in what's already there?
I wrote a note on rust prevention for the tailgate in the BForum, I'll...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,686
Posted By tinius
I answered your PM, Christian, you get the last...

I answered your PM, Christian, you get the last two.

If there's more interest from this crowd, I'll order another bag from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005RURJG6). I didn't think...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 10-09-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,880
Posted By tinius
Sorry, this set was sold a year ago to one of the...

Sorry, this set was sold a year ago to one of the E39ers in b i m m e r f o r u m. I believe it's being passed around to folks who need it for the strut swap. Look for a recent post in the E39...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,686
Posted By tinius
OK, you got me. :cry: I'll just have to wait...

OK, you got me. :cry: I'll just have to wait until your 50 get used up. I sure can't compete with $.18 and just wanted to get rid of my extras instead of having them sit around.

I was looking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-11-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,686
Posted By tinius
Viton does the trick

I bought a 10-pack of the Vitons from Amazon. I replaced the O-ring, then drove 2600 miles in 10 days in hot weather - the P/S canister is clean and dry. I'm convinced.

For anyone who doesn't want...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-28-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By tinius
When that happened to my 99 528iT, i.e. lights...

When that happened to my 99 528iT, i.e. lights flashing/alarm/wouldn't start, it was just needing a new battery. That's all.

Regards,
Forum: Parting Out 08-14-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By tinius
FS: E39 Touring tailgate shell - rust-free

For Sale: E39 Touring tailgate shell - rust-free - $300

I have a 1999 E39 528iT tailgate shell for sale. It's just the metal, Titanium Silver, with no interior plastic trim or lights. It does have...
Forum: Exterior 07-14-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By tinius
FS: E39 Touring tailgate shell - rust-free

For Sale: E39 Touring tailgate shell - rust-free

I have a 1999 E39 528iT tailgate shell for sale. It's just the metal, Titanium Silver, with no interior plastic trim or lights. It does have the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-07-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 45,208
Posted By tinius
Temporary fix to re-align seat with twist

Just want to mention this tip:

I have a 2003 E39 with Comfort seats and the seatback for driver's right shoulder will not move fore or aft. The previous owner had adjusted the seatback too far aft...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-17-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By tinius
E39 OEM IHKA Climate Control Buttons $15 each shipped

I have individual IHKA buttons for sale, including the fan button.

E39 OEM IHKA Climate Control Buttons $15 each shipped (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677993)

Regards,
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-07-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By tinius
BUMP for a price drop. $7500.00

BUMP for a price drop. $7500.00
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