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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-16-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10,485
Views: 419,253
Posted By Smoothops
I will remove the rust on the edges of the...

I will remove the rust on the edges of the tailgate of my 528i sportswagon. I'll have to plate and laminate as the holes are big. It really calls for a tailgate replacement, but the replacement...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By Smoothops
Steering rack seal replacement alternative

Most of the times, the racks leak due to failure of the outer seals. On the E39's the passenger's side seal is accessible and can be replaced without removing the rack. I just did that earlier...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,866
Posted By Smoothops
Success!!!

The Force was indeed present at my garage. I'm keen to report that replacing the right outer seal is possible on the 2000 528iT wagon. I just replaced mine and the leak is gone :bigpimp:

First...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,866
Posted By Smoothops
The passenger side of my 2000 E39 sportswagon...

The passenger side of my 2000 E39 sportswagon steering rack is leaking, so I'll serve as a guinea pig for the forum. I have the seal kit, but don't have to will to remove the rack, so I'll replace...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,592
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks for your input DC. I just want to take a...

Thanks for your input DC. I just want to take a look at the module, make sure is properly anchored, as it is sensitive to movements and check the wiring and connectors. It feels as if contact is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10,485
Views: 419,253
Posted By Smoothops
Today I trolled the forums looking for help with...

Today I trolled the forums looking for help with my rollover bar light, which is turning on/off

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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,592
Posted By Smoothops
I see that this thread is old, but perhaps I find...

I see that this thread is old, but perhaps I find some help by posting on it. My 95' 318 convertible is showing the rollover light. It comes on/off, sometimes after a fast turn or a road bump. I's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,611
Posted By Smoothops
The rollover bar light of my E36 comes on every...

The rollover bar light of my E36 comes on every time I take a spirited turn or when I go through a pothole. Also, the left RTAB was bad and each time the swing arm shook, the light came on. I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
It is the end of July and I report that the bimer...

It is the end of July and I report that the bimer delivers every bit of fun that can be given by a car. The auto tranny is very precise, albeit makes the car feel somewhat slow when it is actually...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
I can't wait, especially after this nasty winter...

I can't wait, especially after this nasty winter that won't quit. According to Environment Canada, it has been the coldest in 20 years.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
Here is another picture <a...

Here is another picture
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 144,397
Posted By Smoothops
I pulled the wheel, looked around, nothing looks...

I pulled the wheel, looked around, nothing looks worn or broken, no wear marks visible. I could not take a good visual of the RTAB though. The whole area looks like is has not been worked on for a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks for the compliment Time2Fly, my back (and...

Thanks for the compliment Time2Fly, my back (and the rest of me) really appreciate it. I'll post some more pics, now that I know how to link them from the bucket. By the way, I've been eyeballing...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
I spent some time at the garage, the new shocks...

I spent some time at the garage, the new shocks are Stagg brand, I wander if they're good. The front suspension arms are new, so are the front suspension bushings. The stabilizer links were not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-25-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks Horn, it is good to hear that my new...

Thanks Horn, it is good to hear that my new shocks will do. They were supposed to be a little bit stiffer than the standard shocks. I took the car out for a block spin and it felt funny, as if it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 144,397
Posted By Smoothops
I got a very consistent clink coming out of the...

I got a very consistent clink coming out of the right rear shock area. Happens as i go over bumps or holes. Shock mount is fine, shock is new.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
What happened guys, why did you go cold on me?...

What happened guys, why did you go cold on me? Was it my location? any Canuck that would like to help?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
Forgot to add, the rear shocks were good, I ran...

Forgot to add, the rear shocks were good, I ran the part number that was stamped on them and it is a part number for a sports suspension. They are Monroe shocks. However, judging by the height of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
Good idea, I will run the VIN and see. I'm in...

Good idea, I will run the VIN and see. I'm in Canada and uphere finding a good shell is challenging to say the least. I'd jump at yours in a heartbeat if it was nearby. EDIT: I just browsed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
The rear clunk was there before the new shocks,...

The rear clunk was there before the new shocks, perhaps the front too, but I only drove the car for one hour in the highway when I bought it. The clunks happen when I go through a bump or a hole....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-22-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
Sorry Man, my cheerios were fuming, as you...

Sorry Man, my cheerios were fuming, as you probably have had yours while dealing with BMW issues in the past. I bought this car late last summer and it has been a lot of work. Floors had rust holes...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-21-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Smoothops
I agree Zombie, our cars are different, to say...

I agree Zombie, our cars are different, to say the least. I just wander how BMW did not use color or shape coding for the connectors. There are plenty of sensors to get confused. I can imagine on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
If you don't have anything good to contribute, it...

If you don't have anything good to contribute, it is indeed time to fly.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Smoothops
Indeed Zombie, we get so preoccupied with the...

Indeed Zombie, we get so preoccupied with the complex stuff that it is the simple stuff that kills us. In my case, the connectors for oil temp sensor and the coolant temp sensor were switched. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-19-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,343
Posted By Smoothops
OK, Looks like this issue has been resolved. ...

OK, Looks like this issue has been resolved. Today I took the intake manifold out, pulled out the squid to inspect the connectors, as I had noticed that the one connected to the coolant temp sensor...
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