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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-03-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,594
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: 213
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: 1,979
Views: 221,729
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: 827
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: 132
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: 132
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: 1,706
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: 1,156
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: 1,156
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: 618
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: 36
Views: 28,815
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: 572
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: 14
Views: 714
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...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gibo58
vanos

Thanks ed, I will be following the Beisan procedures to the letter:)

Thanks for the tips Fudman.

Unfortunalety I have to put this project on hold due to my backup car being unavailable, it's my...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-14-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By gibo58
wish me luck!

Well I have finally set aside some time to do the VCG and VANOS.

I think I am prepared as much as I can be. The VCG has been leaking for some time, just taken a long time to get the courage up to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By gibo58
trunk lock

Thanks for the replies guys, I'll check both places and let you know how it goes.


Cheers
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By gibo58
Hi Zersys, there a few posts on alternator...

Hi Zersys,
there a few posts on alternator rebuild on this forum. I think cn90 has a good one. It's just a matter of getting the 2 bearings and the regulator/rectifier.
You can disassemble it and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-16-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By gibo58
boot not locking

Hi all,

I put my sons 318i in for panel repair to the rear, they had to do some work just below where the trunk mates with the car, plus a new bumper ect.

For some reason now the trunk will not...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By gibo58
seat removal

Hi everyone,

I have read quite a few posts and watched videos on removing the front drivers seat, mostly to do with the dreaded 'twisted seat' problem

I couldn't see anyone who has actually...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,594
Posted By gibo58
trans failsafe

Hi Blubee,

Can I just add that I am jealous of your great pixels!! :)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-13-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By gibo58
Vb

Thanks Econobox, but Amazon will not ship out of the US for that product.

Can't get 3M window weld either GSA1, I tried some auto glass shops and they use a different product down here now.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By gibo58
vapor barrier

Good thinking Jimlev, I will just measure the biggest outside area of the trim and use that, better to have a little too much than too little I guess,

Hey Mike, yeah the silicone could get to be a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By gibo58
how much vapor barrier seal

Going to the dealership tomorrow to get some vapor barrier seal, they are selling it to me by the metre ($9 per metre) and was hoping someone would know the approximate length required to do the rear...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-12-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By gibo58
What did you replace the tweeters with?

What did you replace the tweeters with?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-11-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By gibo58
tapered

Yeah thanks Jimlev, I forgot to mention your post, cheers.:)
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