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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By vavet5308
Anyone know who made the passenger side airbag?...

Anyone know who made the passenger side airbag? Or the side door airbag? Or the air curtain that drops down from the headliner?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-27-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By vavet5308
excessive oil consumption?

How much is too much?
How much oil does your car use between oil changes?
Does it vary based on where it is in the oil change cycle - as in, does it use more immediately after an oil change and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,378
Posted By vavet5308
When I was in the Army, I became aware of a...

When I was in the Army, I became aware of a similar situation. Car dealers would have a special where they would do your taxes for free. Then they would allow you to use your anticipated refund for a...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 05-22-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By vavet5308
Some of this is totally believable. You don't...

Some of this is totally believable.
You don't always know where to start looking for leaks. There is a certain degree of wiggle room on when the transmission fluid is full. It should have a small...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By vavet5308
Any indication if is from the front or rear area...

Any indication if is from the front or rear area of the car? I'm thinking it looks like an axle or driveshaft bolt.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By vavet5308
I don't have any experience with this company,...

I don't have any experience with this company, but they're a little cheaper than new.

http://www.rebuiltairpump.com/categories/BMW-Air-Pump/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-19-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 862
Posted By vavet5308
What is it that has gotten you to this point? We...

What is it that has gotten you to this point? We all know our E39s have their weak points. Generally once you address those weak points, you should be in the clear for a while. What deferred...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-28-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By vavet5308
The problem with replacing tie rods is that...

The problem with replacing tie rods is that you'll also have to get an alignment. The mechanic can count the threads it takes to remove the old one and use that count to thread the new one back on,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 396
Posted By vavet5308
It's a matter of your time and money. For...

It's a matter of your time and money. For me...once I have the time to coordinate with the wife so I can break out of the house while she watches after our little one, jack up the car and take the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By vavet5308
I put my stands under the front jack points. I...

I put my stands under the front jack points.
I put my jack under the rear diff and put the stands under the rear jack points.

Depending on what I'm doing, I have jacked up the front, placed the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-09-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By vavet5308
what switch should be here?

I noticed yesterday that my car has this switch blank plate. I'm just wondering what would go here if my car had whatever that feature is.

It's just to the left on the fog light switch on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By vavet5308
There is a series of 3 videos on Youtube created...

There is a series of 3 videos on Youtube created by Bavarian Auto on replacing the CCV. They show the process on an E46, so gaining access is not exactly the same, but the actual act of replacement...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,076
Posted By vavet5308
I have a short commute, so I've only accumulated...

I have a short commute, so I've only accumulated about 16K miles on the Moog parts. No problems so far.

Don't know if I can send you a link to the exact amazon page, but I can list part numbers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By vavet5308
A 2 ton jack is fine. I routinely use a Harbor...

A 2 ton jack is fine. I routinely use a Harbor Freight 1.5 ton aluminum racing jack to lift the front or rear of my car. It's really nice because it's so light and maneuverable. I bought it when I...
Forum: Off-Topic 03-17-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 23,488
Posted By vavet5308
Is there something wrong with me? I prefer...

Is there something wrong with me? I prefer looking at real women...'festers, wives/gfs of ' festers, etc, as opposed to models.

What is your preference?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-17-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By vavet5308
Are you pushing the clutch pedal down? I think...

Are you pushing the clutch pedal down? I think it's a requirement on this car to have the clutch in before the starter will engage. If so, it's time to start checking things with the voltmeter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-14-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By vavet5308
Yep! Exactly. I replaced all 6 of my coils a...

Yep! Exactly.
I replaced all 6 of my coils a couple months ago because the has 116k. Lies and I figured if one failed, the rest were nearing the end. I really just wanted to be done screwing with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-11-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By vavet5308
I don't really understand why we're getting hung...

I don't really understand why we're getting hung up on book times, labor rates, and markup on parts.

If the shop calls and says your fuel pump needs to be replaced and we are going to charge you...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By vavet5308
Sounds like some disassembly is in order to find...

Sounds like some disassembly is in order to find the cause of the driver door malfunction. The interior door panel needs to be removed so the exterior handle can be inspected. I'm guessing the cable...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By vavet5308
When you have these problems, does the door lock...

When you have these problems, does the door lock rod actually move up and down? If it does, then I think it's more of a mechanical than an electronic issue.
When you open the driver door from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By vavet5308
I traveled a little known path with a company...

I traveled a little known path with a company called Moog. I bought them all from Amazon. I have a short commute, so I've only accumulated about 16K miles since I replaced them, but so far, no...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-04-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By vavet5308
Unfortunately, for a lot of techs working in big...

Unfortunately, for a lot of techs working in big shops, the customer does pay 2x the online price for a part and 3x the actual time it takes for the tech to complete the work. So if you pay for 3...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By vavet5308
If it had to be one that was actually available...

If it had to be one that was actually available for purchase where I live...525it manual trans
probably in the Topazblau that I already have or alpeinwiess.

If it could be a custom one-off -...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-02-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By vavet5308
You probably have a bent tie rod. They're not...

You probably have a bent tie rod. They're not terribly expensive. Don't try to drive it 30 miles.

The most basic suspension shop should be able to look at it and figure out what needs to be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,281
Posted By vavet5308
I thought about this and I'm always looking. ...

I thought about this and I'm always looking.
I'd love to have a pickup truck again for general household duties, but does it really make sense to drop $40K on a truck so I can avoid a mulch...
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