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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-28-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Reefin' Dude
i just replaced my belts because it was 40,000...

i just replaced my belts because it was 40,000 and over 3 years ago since i changed them last. i pulled the Gates to replace with Conti. the Gates still look almost brand new. i had Conti before the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i would check your belt tensioner. it should not...

i would check your belt tensioner. it should not be making those sounds.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i would get it replaced, but i would not avoid...

i would get it replaced, but i would not avoid driving the car until you can make an appointment or DIY the job. it is a relatively easy job to do. i will be doing both of my belts this weekend (if...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-08-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Posted By Reefin' Dude
it does not take long for a belt to start looking...

it does not take long for a belt to start looking like that. as long as there are not any chucks missing from the belt, you are fine.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-20-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Reefin' Dude
the rear doors are different. the interior door...

the rear doors are different. the interior door cards are the same, but the frame itself is different.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-10-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Reefin' Dude
agree. i believe all of the diffs for the...

agree.

i believe all of the diffs for the I6s were shorter than those for the V8s. i believe you would be going the wrong way if you went with a V8 diff. i would look into getting an LSD put into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-06-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Reefin' Dude
is your A/C on? if so, turn it off and see if it...

is your A/C on? if so, turn it off and see if it goes away. i also have this wine and it goes away with the A/C switch. from what i have read it might just be the A/C system needs a recharge.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-29-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Reefin' Dude
the real trick is seeing if you can find another...

the real trick is seeing if you can find another one of those arms. i have tried searching that part number and brand and get very little. it might be manufactured by Dorman, but even that is a bit...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-06-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By Reefin' Dude
if swapping them out was not so time consuming on...

if swapping them out was not so time consuming on the V8's, i am sure more people would have given them a try. the amount of work to get them in makes it a bit more risky because of the time...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-05-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Reefin' Dude
have you tried connecting your INPA computer to...

have you tried connecting your INPA computer to another vehicle? i can not get my brother's 02 530 to connect to my diagnostic laptop even though the laptop will connect no problem to others. we have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Reefin' Dude
this is for reference. the total for each set was...

this is for reference. the total for each set was $206.37. i offered the group by to only those local to me. at one point i had thought i would be getting 5 sets, but some backed out or fell off the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-24-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Reefin' Dude
the shipping cost was the same whether it was 1...

the shipping cost was the same whether it was 1 set or 3. i even expect they can fit 4 sets in one of the boxes. there was even a 10% discount because we were buying 3 or more.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-23-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i did a small group by earlier this year. 3 of us...

i did a small group by earlier this year. 3 of us got full sets and it came out to about $200 each, shipping incl.ded. these were used parts from Europe.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Reefin' Dude
really!? of the Euro mods i have done, the Euro...

really!? of the Euro mods i have done, the Euro dash has made the biggest difference. the extra room it gives is amazing. both my wife and i both realized that we moved the seats forward because it...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i have a fair amount of Euro stuff on my e39...

i have a fair amount of Euro stuff on my e39 touring. flip/slide center console, rear Euro lights, and euro dash. in the center console i keep 2 iPods. one for movies to be shown on the Nav system,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Reefin' Dude
we need a bit more information. the normal 540i...

we need a bit more information. the normal 540i wagon has a square setup. i have an 02 540it. all wheels are the same. this includes the Sport models. the 03 M-sport may have come with a staggered...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-17-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Reefin' Dude
maybe this thread...

maybe this thread (http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1054985-Software-up-grade-for-navigation) can help in creating another software install CD.


G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-15-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Reefin' Dude
when was the last time the subframe bushings were...

when was the last time the subframe bushings were replaced? if these are bad, they can give a harsh ride.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-22-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i am also gearing up to do this job. i have the...

i am also gearing up to do this job. i have the bushing on order. i am going to rent the tool from someone on here. it is not that bad of a job to get the pumpkin out. it is nice to have someone to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Reefin' Dude
Timken. i think that it was all of the...

Timken.

i think that it was all of the fighting they had to do to get it off that i think buggered up the hub. when i replaced it this time. *** bearing, i used another hub that i had replaced...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-14-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Reefin' Dude
the noise turned out to be the loaded wheel...

the noise turned out to be the loaded wheel bearing. when turning right hard, the noise would go away. normally this would point to the right side bearing being bad. this time it was the left side...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-11-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By Reefin' Dude
it could also be differential bushings, most...

it could also be differential bushings, most probably the front one.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Reefin' Dude
update: replaced both rear ball joints. also...

update:

replaced both rear ball joints. also swapped out the differential. noise is still there and still behaves the same. :(

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Reefin' Dude
argh. i would go, but i have kid duty while the...

argh. i would go, but i have kid duty while the wife runs a race.

G~
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-16-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By Reefin' Dude
i just ordered a set of rear ball joints. i am...

i just ordered a set of rear ball joints. i am not sure when they were last replaced, meaning i do not have a record of it from the previous owner, and the car now has 170K on it.

the tires have...
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