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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By EconoBox
E39 E46 fuel pump replacement DIY steps directions

Just posting this here. From E46. Is E39 the same?

I will document some of the issues I ran into, to make this quicker for the next guy.
I would set aside 1-2 hours, in case you get stuck on...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,366
Posted By EconoBox
Stupid to cheap out on a critical part. Buy a...

Stupid to cheap out on a critical part.
Buy a new VDO fuel pump for $150 and call it a day.

From my E46:

I will document some of the issues I ran into, to make this quicker for the next guy....
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-22-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,302
Posted By EconoBox
Go into a turn with an auto tranny at 2500 rpm ...

Go into a turn with an auto tranny at 2500 rpm
and then go into the same turn a full gear lower, with a manual at 4500rpm.

When you mash throttle during at the turn apex, and power out of the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By EconoBox
http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-25-in-bre...

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-drive-25-in-breaker-bar-67933.html

Put one of these $13 breaker bars in your trunk.
Keep a 17 or 19mm deep socket on it also.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-21-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By EconoBox
Got mine at 120k. If maintained, a lot of...

Got mine at 120k.
If maintained, a lot of stuff will have been done during the 80k to 120k range.
Brakes, alternator, cooling system, etc.
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By EconoBox
Forget ZHP. Just focus on a clean example of...

Forget ZHP. Just focus on a clean example of 325, 328, or 330.
Wait for manual, that's more important than engine.
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-18-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,302
Posted By EconoBox
Ok, not bad! You're better than most. Now, you...

Ok, not bad! You're better than most. Now, you just need experience.
Driving in snow is an extreme version of car handling. Even if you never drive in snow, it teaches a lot of instinct.
Your...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-17-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By EconoBox
Wow, $1500 car payment! $18,000 a year to rent...

Wow, $1500 car payment!
$18,000 a year to rent a car
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-17-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,302
Posted By EconoBox
1) There is a lot more to a car than 0-60. Real...

1) There is a lot more to a car than 0-60. Real driving is about handling and not drag racing.

2) I don't mean to sound harsh but you are 16. That is why you barely know how to drive. Don't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By EconoBox
How fast does this need to be done? Where is...

How fast does this need to be done?

Where is the car parked?
Do you need to get it home?
Can someone help him look up the part numbers for the pulleys?

You need to figure out if all the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-17-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By EconoBox
Has there ever been a since documented example of...

Has there ever been a since documented example of engine failure due to the wrong oil?
No.
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-16-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By EconoBox
E46. Try to get a nice one. Learn manual and...

E46. Try to get a nice one.
Learn manual and learn why it is better.
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-16-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By EconoBox
Just get the ones from HF. They work just fine....

Just get the ones from HF.
They work just fine.
I almost never use my 1/4"
Get 1/2" and 3/8"
Forum: General BMW Questions 01-16-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,302
Posted By EconoBox
0-60 times are silly. You barely know how to...

0-60 times are silly. You barely know how to drive.
Trust me, if you want to actually understand car performance, take your car to a track day, and learn what real driving and shifting is.
Buy a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By EconoBox
Get this code reader for your phone. ...

Get this code reader for your phone.
https://www.amazon.com/Veepeak-Scanner-Adapter-Diagnostic-Trouble/dp/B00WPW6BAE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484604365&sr=8-1&keywords=veepeak

Whistle may be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-16-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By EconoBox
If steering became tight, I think your belt...

If steering became tight, I think your belt snapped.
Go see if the belt is still on.
Don't drive it. It will just die.

If you are willing to learn and buy some tools, you can fix this...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 880
Posted By EconoBox
5W-40 Mobil 1 Synthetic.

5W-40 Mobil 1 Synthetic.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By EconoBox
These cars are $4k cars. Call a PDR guy and see...

These cars are $4k cars.
Call a PDR guy and see what it costs.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By EconoBox
Did you get your wheels checked? Take to a...

Did you get your wheels checked?
Take to a wheel shop and check for runout.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By EconoBox
That will be the most expensive car you ever own.

That will be the most expensive car you ever own.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By EconoBox
I've spent $287 on my E39 in the last 3.5 years (20,000 miles)

Hello, my E39 brothers!

I used to be more active here, but I haven't done much the last few years. I'm now at 155k miles
I did a bunch of routine maintenance when I got the car, asked a lot of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-01-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By EconoBox
Shop around, I got a key from the dealer for $130...

Shop around, I got a key from the dealer for $130
Ask them for a discount
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-26-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By EconoBox
Mine was v3.0 http://i65.tinypic.com/28m0c9u.jpg

Mine was v3.0
http://i65.tinypic.com/28m0c9u.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-26-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By EconoBox
When my airbag light wouldn't go off, I replaced...

When my airbag light wouldn't go off, I replaced it with a used module from Ebay
65776900727 Under the armrest. Tight fit, but doable. Mine was v3, so I got a matching one....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By EconoBox
Wait, did you fix the problem?

Wait, did you fix the problem?
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