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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By occhis
Vacuum leak around throttle body is likely the...

Vacuum leak around throttle body is likely the accordion-shaped rubber boot. Cracks are difficult to see unless you remove it and inspect carefully. Very common source of leaks. I would just...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-02-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By occhis
I see very little downside to doing it. You...

I see very little downside to doing it. You already have shifting issues. Though I had hard shifting issues only when cold, I did my first change (removed both front and rear pans and installed new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By occhis
4 speed with OD

4 speed with OD
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-24-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By occhis
You have a GM 4 speed. Either A4S310R or A4S270R

You have a GM 4 speed. Either A4S310R or A4S270R
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-19-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By occhis
Not worth $3000 with a CLEAN title

Not worth $3000 with a CLEAN title
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By occhis
You can get into real trouble jumping terminals...

You can get into real trouble jumping terminals inside the round diagnostic connector. The easiest and safest way to flush the system is to get a power bleeder tool for around $60.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By occhis
My 2006 Audi A6 works the exact opposite of BMW....

My 2006 Audi A6 works the exact opposite of BMW. Both rain sensing wipers and seat heaters retain their settings after re-start. Seat heaters will only come on when temperature reaches a certain...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By occhis
My wife and all my adult children think I'm anal...

My wife and all my adult children think I'm anal about lug nut torque. But like you, when someone else removes a wheel for any reason, it gets re-torqued upon returning home.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-30-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By occhis
My data was read using Carsoft

My data was read using Carsoft
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-16-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By occhis
235,000 miles on my 1998 528 and still have...

235,000 miles on my 1998 528 and still have original cap with no leaks. I always use a socket to remove and properly torque to replace. Goes on and off easily, but with some resistance from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-14-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By occhis
I just put a set to these on my 528 this summer. ...

I just put a set to these on my 528 this summer. I can't imagine them being any good in the snow, but I hope you are right. If we ever get snow this winter, I'll give them a shot. Normally, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By occhis
I may still have a bowden cable in the garage. ...

I may still have a bowden cable in the garage. Let me know if you want it, and I'll look in the morning. You can have it for shipping.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By occhis
Common issue. I replaced mine about a year ago. ...

Common issue. I replaced mine about a year ago. It disintegrated upon removal. Easy job.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By occhis
Had the same problem about 2 years ago. If I ...

Had the same problem about 2 years ago. If I unscrewed the inside latch from the door, I could pull the whole unit forward and thereby activate the cable and the door would open. I replaced the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-13-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By occhis
Smile Go to realoem.com Plug in your car's info ...

Go to realoem.com
Plug in your car's info
Search for number of the part you need
Copy and paste part number in google search box
View results
Purchase
Open package
Install
:)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By occhis
+1 It's the only way to know for sure.

+1 It's the only way to know for sure.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-12-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By occhis
Get it from ECS or one of our other...

Get it from ECS or one of our other sponsor/member companies
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By occhis
Thermostat housing is a known weak point of the...

Thermostat housing is a known weak point of the cooling system, so it is recommended that you change it about every 100,000 miles along with the rest of the cooling system.
No need to remove the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By occhis
When you use the key, you have to turn it past...

When you use the key, you have to turn it past the point you think it should go - a full 90 degrees. Turn key with no small amount of force to the left (counter clockwise)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-30-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,555
Posted By occhis
I did do it while on the car. Bought the special...

I did do it while on the car. Bought the special bushing sleeve, which is an absolute must. It's almost impossible to keep the thing from moving around while fitting the sleeve and puller to remove...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By occhis
Curious about the Range Rover mirror. Is it Plug...

Curious about the Range Rover mirror. Is it Plug n play?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,555
Posted By occhis
Replacing those bushings was the most frustrating...

Replacing those bushings was the most frustrating job I have done on this car. What a bear. After finally getting the first one done, I bought a whole new arm for the other side.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-19-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,862
Posted By occhis
You got a good deal only having to pay $200 to...

You got a good deal only having to pay $200 to buy it back and mine had much more damage. They charged me $1200 then I had to get a special inspection ($200) b/c it was totaled by the ins co. Glad...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-16-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By occhis
8 would be much closer than 12 in my opinion

8 would be much closer than 12 in my opinion
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-15-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By occhis
You need to check carefully for leans and...

You need to check carefully for leans and properly bleed the system if no leaks are found. Search this forum on the proper method(s). If the cooling system has not been refreshed within 100K, then...
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