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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Flybot
Yes the MK II is a dinosaur. You can unplug it....

Yes the MK II is a dinosaur. You can unplug it. I'm pretty sure you will lose all display functionality. But it's been awhile since I've messed with them. Also, it's easily reversible. Just plug it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-15-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,318
Posted By Flybot
Get some sort of older Honda that is in good...

Get some sort of older Honda that is in good shape.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,318
Posted By Flybot
I have to say after over 10 years of BMW...

I have to say after over 10 years of BMW ownership, there have been times where it seems like its all work. Then it will go for a year or more with nothing but an oil change. As far as Subarus go- No...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-12-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Flybot
Wow! What a huge project! Looking good. Please...

Wow! What a huge project! Looking good. Please explain- Are you making a 530 into a M5 or taking an M5 and making it into a 530? More pics please.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-10-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Flybot
Isnt that the banjo fitting for the VANOS oil...

Isnt that the banjo fitting for the VANOS oil supply? Tighten and or get new crush washers. Use caution and don't over tighten.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Flybot
Im pretty sure you have a locking torque...

Im pretty sure you have a locking torque converter. It must not be locking. I drove mine like that for years because I wasnt aware it was malfunctioning until I had the transmission rebuilt. However,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By Flybot
Pads and rotors changed at the same time is the...

Pads and rotors changed at the same time is the quickest way for a shop to do a complete brake job and make the largest profit. I think its sort of a sham but people that dont know any better pay it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-05-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,101
Posted By Flybot
^^^ This is in the category of If you dont like...

^^^ This is in the category of If you dont like the thread you dont have to read it.

Next...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Flybot
If there is no red steering fluid then the rack...

If there is no red steering fluid then the rack is fine. It wont be for long if you drive without the boots. There are lots of places for the steering fluid to leak from. Res cap, hoses, etc.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Flybot
Check the carpet for the back seats. Also under...

Check the carpet for the back seats. Also under any floor mats in the back. If it's wet then do a search for "vapor barrier".
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Flybot
Yes, check the battry voltage when its running....

Yes, check the battry voltage when its running. Anything else is just a guess at this point.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-27-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Flybot
Good catch. It does look like the hose is...

Good catch. It does look like the hose is expanded further in than the remaining length of plastic pipe. It probably does has a chunk inside the pipe. If thats the case, time for some new cooling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-26-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Flybot
Judging by the pic, this doesnt look like...

Judging by the pic, this doesnt look like "coolant system failure" to me. Just looks like the clamp came loose. But 10 miles is a long way to go with no coolant.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 235
Posted By Flybot
If you go to a pic in an album and copy the "BB...

If you go to a pic in an album and copy the "BB Code" below the picture, you can just paste it into the text in the thread. No buttons to mess with. Easy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Flybot
BB you are a researcher to the end. You can file...

BB you are a researcher to the end. You can file Pfister valve (or your favorite spelling) under Flybot's sarcastic and smart arse remarks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Flybot
Just a bad joke. Sorry for the confusion....

Just a bad joke. Sorry for the confusion. Reference old Chevy Chase movie.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Flybot
Blown phister valve probably.

Blown phister valve probably.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-15-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Flybot
Fix aftermarket grill for the good open.

Fix aftermarket grill for the good open.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Flybot
That sounds like a really bad idea. They are not...

That sounds like a really bad idea. They are not decorative. How about just doing it right and actualy fix the problem.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Flybot
Good info. I to would take about $700 off that...

Good info. I to would take about $700 off that total for a high-side estimate. But this is just the info I have been looking for because I'm thinking of doing the same thing the OP is thinking about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Flybot
Ive never heard of this happening on a E39. But I...

Ive never heard of this happening on a E39. But I guess there is always a first. How well was the car running before the explosion?

You can edit the thread title by going to EDIT then ADVANCED.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By Flybot
If you are getting misfires consistently on...

If you are getting misfires consistently on certain cylinders it is probably the coils or the injectors. The cheapest and easiest test is to move the coils on the cylinders that are getting the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By Flybot
Ive been running regular green anti freeze for...

Ive been running regular green anti freeze for over 10 years in my Bimmer. No issues. Manufacturers are always trying to get us to over pay for their "special" blend of whatever. I would not go with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-27-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Flybot
A hard reset will definitely cure certain module...

A hard reset will definitely cure certain module issues. The modules are just little computers and very sensitive to voltage. A reset clears out any corrupt data generated during a low voltage...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-19-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By Flybot
This is the first Ive heard of warped valve cover...

This is the first Ive heard of warped valve cover on the 6 cyl. Im with Fudman- I think its just easier for that shop to put a new cover in and not fuss with all the issues with an old cover, like...
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