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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By crazy4trains
With regard to the transmission issue, before you...

With regard to the transmission issue, before you do anything be sure that your battery and alternator are operating correctly. Low voltage from a weak battery or faulty alternator can cause many...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By crazy4trains
If the cable is disconnected then just reach...

If the cable is disconnected then just reach under the seat from the back, grab the end of the cable and gently/slowly pull. If the seat belt height adjusts then you just need to reconnect the cable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,120
Posted By crazy4trains
I'll chime in on the benefits of the PPI too. 4...

I'll chime in on the benefits of the PPI too. 4 1/2 years ago, when I bought my 2002 530i, I really know nothing about this specific car/chassis. Therefore, the PPI was a worthwhile expense. Based...
Forum: General BMW Questions 02-09-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,048
Posted By crazy4trains
Yes. You can do that from the BMW site.

Yes. You can do that from the BMW site.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 02-09-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By crazy4trains
Either will work fine on a street car.

Either will work fine on a street car.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-07-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By crazy4trains
I found it difficult to measure what drained out....

I found it difficult to measure what drained out. Most ended up in the drain pan but some ended up in the floor. It is extremely difficult, at least for me, to measure the fluid volume of a puddle...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By crazy4trains
Previously referenced chart attached. Get...

Previously referenced chart attached.

Get the driver side higher than the passenger side. Put the right amount of fluid in per the chart. Close it up and drive away.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-06-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By crazy4trains
There is a chart on the web that tells you, based...

There is a chart on the web that tells you, based on what transmission you have, how much fluid should be added with and without replacing the torque converter. What I suggest is that once you have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By crazy4trains
I regularly get 29 (highway) mpg on my 02 530i. ...

I regularly get 29 (highway) mpg on my 02 530i. Well, I should say I regularly "got" 29 mpg (highway). A new set of tires has resulted in a reduction from between 1-2 mpg. I didn't think tires...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-03-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By crazy4trains
My 02 530 E39 has 235/45-17s on 17x8 wheels. Are...

My 02 530 E39 has 235/45-17s on 17x8 wheels. Are you sure about your 225 width recommendation?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-30-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,849
Posted By crazy4trains
Hopefully you realize this is an old thread. ...

Hopefully you realize this is an old thread.

With that said the first thing you need to do is ensure your battery has a full charge and can keep a full charge. You also need to ensure your...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-30-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By crazy4trains
In simple terms ethanol robs moisture from...

In simple terms ethanol robs moisture from anything it touches. If a component is not designed for this then it will dry out and become brittle.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-29-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By crazy4trains
If you have a kid in college you can typically...

If you have a kid in college you can typically download it for free. I have three installations of Office 365 running that were downloaded through my son's college account.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By crazy4trains
Keep us informed of the results of your rebuild. ...

Keep us informed of the results of your rebuild. Good luck.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-26-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,053
Posted By crazy4trains
Thanks. Would really like to see what the clear...

Thanks. Would really like to see what the clear powder coat looks like. Also, it a clear powder coat more durable than a regular clear coat.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By crazy4trains
Baby steps.

Baby steps.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By crazy4trains
Did you check your battery???

Did you check your battery???
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,053
Posted By crazy4trains
Pics? Without pics it just didn't happen.

Pics? Without pics it just didn't happen.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-25-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By crazy4trains
A weak battery can also cause your transmission...

A weak battery can also cause your transmission to go into failsafe mode. Before you do anything else make sure your battery has a full charge and is up to snuff. If it won't take/hold a charge...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-24-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By crazy4trains
All Purpose Cleaner.

All Purpose Cleaner.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,621
Posted By crazy4trains
Never understood why people don't put their...

Never understood why people don't put their location in their sig. You don't have to get specific, just general area.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,530
Posted By crazy4trains
The numbers don't really matter. Don't get...

The numbers don't really matter. Don't get wrapped around your own axle. He is just trying to make a point that different jobs take different levels of skill along with different amounts of blood,...
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By crazy4trains
My wife currently drives a 15 Kia Optima, which...

My wife currently drives a 15 Kia Optima, which is our second Optima. Very nice car "for that market segment". IMO you get much more car for the money than any of the other offerings in the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-18-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By crazy4trains
How long ago? Please post a link if you can find...

How long ago? Please post a link if you can find it. I would love to find some of the stuff.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-18-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,631
Posted By crazy4trains
Darn it. Opened this thread thinking I would be...

Darn it. Opened this thread thinking I would be getting great ideas on how to annoy passengers on planes.:mad:
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