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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-21-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By granlund
This looks to be ever so slightly worse than what...

This looks to be ever so slightly worse than what happened to my car. It apparently got backed into in a parking lot, crumpled the hood/kidneys and slightly bent the cross bar that the hood locks...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By granlund
Park at the steepest uphill you can find. Turn...

Park at the steepest uphill you can find.
Turn key to II, but do not start the car. (this should start the electric coolant pump at the bottom of the radiator)
Turn heat to max. (this should cycle...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-14-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By granlund
Proper equipment in this case is a frame...

Proper equipment in this case is a frame alignment machine which a backyard mechanic will most likely not have.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By granlund
The 323 transmission should be a direct fit with...

The 323 transmission should be a direct fit with no need to change the driveshaft or shifter mechanism.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-19-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By granlund
It appears BMW used the same 21217512474 flywheel...

It appears BMW used the same 21217512474 flywheel for ALL M52tu/M54 engines and just varied the clutch disc and pressure plate. Prior to those, 2.0 and 2.5 liter M50 and M52 engines used 228mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-09-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By granlund
Not an Alpina imho....

Not an Alpina imho. http://louisville.craigslist.org/cto/4587050687.html

The M5 bumpers were never offered.
The wheels should be 20-spoke.
There should be some form of Alpina badge on the seat...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By granlund
The 328is and 323is coupes were the only e36...

The 328is and 323is coupes were the only e36 remaining in 99; the 328i sedan was an e46.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=CD33&mospid=47501&btnr=33_1004&hg=33&fg=30
When you replace...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-31-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By granlund
If you have a 99 328i, isn't that an E46?

If you have a 99 328i, isn't that an E46?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-25-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,403
Posted By granlund
I would keep the car; it doesn't drive any...

I would keep the car; it doesn't drive any different from prior to the hail, right? If you are concerned about the appearance, you have the car for other people to look at instead of for yourself.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By granlund
The only 3rd party brand I trust is Meyle. I've...

The only 3rd party brand I trust is Meyle. I've used them on several occasions on both my BMWs over the last years without regrets.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-09-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By granlund
Karlyn does not have a good reputation for...

Karlyn does not have a good reputation for quality. Since you're on the east coast, you can check out FCPeuro what they charge for parts.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-13-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 807
Posted By granlund
I saw similar symptoms such as a rev-limiter when...

I saw similar symptoms such as a rev-limiter when the crank trigger was starting to fail. At low revs, the sensor can produce a cropped pulse that drops slow enough for the next one to register. Rev...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By granlund
A radiator can not get any colder than the...

A radiator can not get any colder than the ambient temperature.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By granlund
I don't see the reason why it would not? More...

I don't see the reason why it would not? More than one person have done this combo.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By granlund
I have not had any problems in the last two years...

I have not had any problems in the last two years with the E36 flywheel in my E39.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By granlund
The flywheel might have different thickness, thus...

The flywheel might have different thickness, thus ensuing a different pressure plate thickness. I was once told to never mix-n-match clutch components in my own car, but instead let someone else...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-16-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By granlund
You most likely can't use the stock E39 flywheel...

You most likely can't use the stock E39 flywheel as it was designed to go with the self-adjusting pressure plate. There is a good chance that the stack height will be wrong.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By granlund
You don't need a new one. There are plenty of...

You don't need a new one. There are plenty of wrecked E36 325i from where you can get flywheels almost for free. $50 for resurfacing and $200 for a clutch, pressure plate and TOB.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By granlund
I'm using an E36 M3 flywheel/clutch on my 530,...

I'm using an E36 M3 flywheel/clutch on my 530, but the pedal effort is a bit higher. You should be able to get by with any old E36 325/328 complete setup as the clutch is based on the engine torque.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-10-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By granlund
That's nothing compared to what my lenses looked...

That's nothing compared to what my lenses looked like. They were so hazed I could barely see there was a bulb inside. I used the Sylvania Headlight Restoration kit which has everything you need with...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-03-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By granlund
I'm glad you found the problem. If you still have...

I'm glad you found the problem. If you still have problems with the shifting mechanism, just let me know and I can take a look at it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-28-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By granlund
There are Corvettes in Europe, it's just that the...

There are Corvettes in Europe, it's just that the Z06 LS7 probably was not sold there. But, since they are not plentyful, it's a little bit more difficult to source an LSx with a manual transmission...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By granlund
Here are the instructions for the larger of the...

Here are the instructions for the larger of the two 5-speed ZF transmissions.
http://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplassma/bmw_diy/shift_pins/shift_pins.html
The Getrags are not as known for this, but I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-27-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By granlund
I can probably help out with diagnosis on what's...

I can probably help out with diagnosis on what's wrong with the gearbox if you give me until next weekend. I unfortunately have no time the days and evenings this week.

I've done the shifter...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-22-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,883
Posted By granlund
Isn't that 218 on the wheels which equates to...

Isn't that 218 on the wheels which equates to ~240 in the engine?
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